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Kogi Gov. Set-up Committee To Address Okun Marginalisation


Jacob Oyewale

Kogi State Governor, Captain Idris Wada has set-up a nine-man committee headed by the Deputy Governor of the state, Architect Yomi Awoniyi to look into the complaints raised by the Okun Development Association alleging marginalization, deprivation and underdevelopment of Okunland in the state.


Kogi State Governor, Captain Idris Wada

Gov Wada in his address during the inauguration of the committee on Thursday in Lokoja said his administration is committed to the promotion of justice, equity and fair play in bringing dividends of democracy to everybody in the state.

The terms of reference for the committee includes; to examine, review and articulate the distribution of amenities and infrastructure in the three Senatorial District of the state; to look into the distribution of appointments both political and civil service in the areas of lopsidedness; as well as distribution and allocation of staff carders in all the tertiary institutions across the state.

The governor  also mandated the committee  to examine and proffer solution to the issue of “excruciating and pervading poverty” in Okunland, by extension all the three Senatorial districts in the state with a view to promoting the advancement and socio-economic development of the entire citizens of the state.

The Deputy Governor of the state, Architect Yomi Awoniyi will be  Chair the committee and other members of the committee are; Yahaya Agbenyo, Dr. Moses Atakpa, Joseph Daniel, Talib Raji, Steven Olorunfemi, Steven Yakubu, Tunde Arosanyin and Ezekiel Obayemi, the Permanent Secretary, Administration in the office of the state deputy governor will serve as secretary to the committee.

The committee has two weeks to complete their assignment.


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