The Chief of Staff to Kogi State Governor Pharmacist Abdulkareem Jamiu Asuku has said that no government can succeed without meeting the yearnings and aspiration of it’s people, assuring that Governor Yahaya Bello’s second term would be all inclusive to enable it move the state to the next level of development.
Asuku stated this against the backdrop of his visit to prominent leaders of the state shortly after the governorship election in Kogi state.
Speaking at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) press centre in Lokoja on weekend, shortly after he was elected as the state chairman of Ahmadu Bello University, (ABU) Zaria Alumni association , Asuku said no matter what a government does and the people are saying that their yearnings are not met, such government has failed .
“For us to succeed as a government, we definitely need people and for you to win people to your side you need to initiate peace .
“Every human being need recognition and for us to succeed we have to give recognition to the good people of Kogi state irrespective of their political affiliation, tribe or religion.
“Build up to the governorship election in Kogi state we went round the state to campaign to the good people of the state to vote for governor Bello and we thank God that has been achieved .
“And for us to meet the yearnings of the people we need to recognised them . No doubt we are servants to the people who gave us the mandate to serve them and as such it behoves on us to move or meet the people where ever they are in order to know their feelings and deliver good governance to them.
“That was the basis of my visit to the elders of the state irrespective of their political affiliation and they all succumbed to the leadership style of governor Yahaya Bello and they said that they don’t have any reason not to support him to succeed.
“It is obvious that if you call the people that matters they will not come even when you need them. But today we are on the same page with them and they are ready to support us to move the state to the next level of development because Kogi state belongs to all of us and it should be a project that concern every body as long as you are an indigene or a stakeholder” he noted.
Speaking further, the Chief of Staff , said his mission to meet the leaders of the state before the inauguration of the Governor Yahaya Bello for second term in office was to bring them on board to reassure them that the government is committed to serve them and the people of the state .
“We met former governors and other stakeholders they gave us their words and assurance that they are ready to support us. It is factual that people laid the foundation of governance of the state and for us to succeed we just have to recognised them by going to them and that was what we have done to foster peace in the interest of Kogi state that is above any personal or group interest” he concluded.