Governor Ododo To Give Ogori-Magongo Internal Roads Facelifts


…Seeks support for President Tinubu

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo has pledged to construct network of roads connecting communities in Ogori-Magongo local government area of the state.

This was as he canvassed for reconciliation of all lingering conflicts between the people of Ogori and Magongo communities.

Governor Ododo, who stated these in Magongo during the Owiya-Osese festival where he was the special guest of honour at the weekend, said that an assessment on the state of the roads in the area was ongoing.

The Governor also promised to renovate the General hospital in the local government area as well as replace the recently installed transformer.

Ododo described the Owiya festival as a celebration of an ancient culture that has promoted unity, love and peace over the years, noting that the celebration of young girls transitioning into womanhood was an invaluable tradition that has endured for generations.

He therefore urged the ladies and participants in the ceremony to use the opportunity to preserve the sanctity and value of womanhood while aspiring to attain a brighter future.

Governor Ododo applauded the organizers for putting the state on the national tourism map and reiterated the commitment of the state government to peace and stability in all parts of the state.

He assured that the government would always support events that promote tradition, culture and tourism in the state.

Governor Ododo expressed appreciation for the confidence reposed in his administration by the people of Ogori-Mangogo to deliver on his development agenda but insisted that the people must key into the Renewed Hope Agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu by embracing peace.

He particularly called on traditional rulers, youths, women and other stakeholders to close ranks and work for peaceful coexistence as a way of encouraging the government to concentrate more on the development of the state, stressing that no meaningful development can take place in an atmosphere of discord.

In the words of Ododo; “…the unity of the Ogori and Magongo people is pivotal for any meaningful progress to be achieved. And I urge you to work together to achieve peace so that I will be encouraged to return to this place very soon and be received by a united people and local government area”.

The Governor admonished the citizens to shun violence and not allow themselves to be used by self-serving individuals who do not mean well for the peace, progress and development of the state and country.

A statement by Mr Ismaila Isah, Special Adviser to the Governor of Kogi State on Media, stated that Ododo urged the leaders of the area to focus more on efforts aimed at lifting the people out of the present socio-economic plight instead of the prevailing mistrust among the people.

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