Donation of N2 million was given to Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi state by the youths of his state in support of Bello’s campaign fund.
The youth known as Forum of Coordinators of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), make the donation at the Government House, Lokoja. The donation was said to be for the purchase of Expression of Interest (EoI) form for Mr. Bello’s second term.
According to the chairman of the forum, Mr. Abdullahi Adamu, he said the youths made the donation in order to make Bello emerge the second term bid. He equally stated why the donation was done.
”We are donating N2 million for the purchase of ‘expression of interest’ form for our youthful governor for the November gubernatorial election in Kogi,” Adamu said.
While presenting the N2M cheque to Mr. Bello, he acknowledged the Governor for reckoning with them as youths in the state. He appreciated him for the youth oriented policies under his administration.
Governor Bello who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr. Edward Onoja appreciated the decision of the youths across the Local Government of the state and assured them of continuity in the youth oriented policies that will increase their contributions in government.
According to him, it is a commitment on the part of the youth to reciprocate the recognition his administration had accorded them.
”My emergence and continuity is the fulfillment of divine mandate expressed through prophecy; that is why the move never lacked all the support and human resources to back its successes.
”This gesture is first of its kind in the political history of Kogi and many other similar gestures that have been forthcoming from areas least expected.
”This is a proof of God’s backing in the fulfillment of the agenda capable of heralding overall development,” he said