2024, Year Of Restoration For Nigerians, Says Ododo—The Kogi Governor-elect, Mr Ahmed Ododo has assured people of the state and Nigerians that 2024 would be their year of redemption.
Ododo made the declaration in his New Year Goodwill Message made available to journalists on Monday in Lokoja.
Ododo said 2024 would be the year when the hope of Nigerians would be renewed as promised by the APC led administration under the leadership of President Bola Tinubu.
He said the decision of President Tinubu to implement the fuel subsidy removal policy was the best in the interest of the nation’s economy.
He applauded the President for his efforts at rebounding the nation’s oil refineries.
“We have gone through the sacrifice period of the oil subsidy removal. From the second quarter of 2024, we will bounce back stronger and our economy will be unstoppable from that point.
“I call on Nigerians and people of Kogi to continue to give total support to the present administration as it is working hard to improve on the living standards of the citizenry.
“2024 is a year that will herald the arrival of Nigeria on the global stage,” Ododo said.
The governor-elect implored the people to pray for him as he would be taking the mantle of leadership of Kogi, describing the outgoing Gov. Yahaya Bello as “Kogi’s best governor ever”.
He promised to justify the confidence reposed in him by the governor and the entire people of Kogi.
“For us in Kogi , it is a year of transition. I will be taking over from Kogi’s best governor ever.
“It is a huge task to match the heroics of Bello but with God on our side, we won’t let down the flag of progress in our dear state.
“It is a big challenge to take over from a hugely successful administration.
“But the governor himself has prepared us mentally, administratively and politically for the task ahead. We won’t fail the people of Kogi .
“Our agenda is to continue and consolidate on the achievements of the present administration in the state.
“We have no doubt whatsoever, that we can build on the solid foundation that was laid by our leader and governor,” Ododo said.
He urged residents to continue to pray for the greatness of the state and Nigeria at large.