Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi says that his administration is working hard to ensure rapid development of the state.
The governor said that with ongoing efforts to take the state to an enviable height, it would soon catch up with Lagos State.
Bello said made this known while speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Friday.
“Kogi state is moving, it has woken up from its slumber and it’s on the verge of taking off to fly.
“We are not just walking or running, we are about to fly, Kogi is really working and it’s moving.
“As an ambassador of the youth, am providing good leadership in Kogi and in no distant time, we are going to see that Kogi will catch up with Lagos by the grace of God,’’ he said.
He maintained that there was no political crisis in the state, contrary to speculations in some quarters, adding that the state was very stable.
The governor, however, said that he was not behind the travails of Senator Dino Melaye, the embattled lawmaker representing Kogi West in the Senate.
Members of the Senator`s constituency had recently asked for his recall, citing instances of misconduct which they said was unbecoming of a lawmaker.
“Am not behind his problems, he should know who is behind his problems,’’ Bello said.
Speaking on the present agitation from different parts of the country calling for restructuring of the country, Bello advised youths to be patient with the Federal Government.
He also urged youths in the country to believe in their ability, stressing that all they needed was a good leadership which according to him, President Mohamadu Buhari was already offering.
He called on Nigerians to continue to support the Federal Government while they remained law abiding citizens.