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Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has explained that he is enmeshed in so many battles because he is fighting corruption.

The Governor spoke through Kingsley Fanwo, his media aide on Wednesday night while featuring on a political discourse on Channels Television, which was anchored by Seun Okinbaloye.

According to him, those antagonistic towards governor Bello were acting out of fear of being exposed by the governor’s anti-corruption and anti-criminality initiatives in the state.

Fanwo said: “We are products of good home; the governor is having these battles because he is fighting corruption. We shall continue to do our best to govern the people well.”

He further said that the governor did not order the Tuesday attack on members of the House of Assembly.

The media aide added that the government condemned the act, carried out by suspected hoodlums.

He stressed that those accusing the government of spearheading the attack are economical with the truth.
He said: “What happened is unfortunate and we condemned it immediately. Those who said the government orchestrated it are far from the truth.
“The allegation, that the governor is the one disturbing the peace of the House of Assembly, is unfounded and untrue.”
The spokesman said the government had lived up to its statutory obligation by paying salaries promptly, noting that the local government had financial autonomy and were not hindered from performing.

“Kogi State has been paying salaries as at when due. This we have been doing when we got the Paris Club refund. I must say the government is responding favourably to salary issues,” he added.


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