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Kogi: Minister tasks Ododo on security, infrastructural development

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Shuaibu Audu, minister of Steel Development, has urged the newly sworn-in Governor Ahmed Ododo of Kogi to improve security and promote infrastructural development in the state.

Audu made the call on Sunday following the inauguration of Ododo as the fifth governor of the state along with his deputy, Joel Oyibo, on Saturday.

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He urged the new governor to consolidate on the achievements of his predecessor, Yahaya Bello, and focus on building sustainable peace and unity for the progress of the state.

The minister, who was the director-general of the Kogi All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship Campaign Council, expressed confidence that the governor would take Kogi to greater heights.

“Your popularity and acceptance across our state were the key factors in your victory at the governorship polls last year.

“Today we celebrate that victory, which marks the beginning of an era of continuity and consolidation of the successful eight-year tenure of former Governor Yahaya Bello,” he said.

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The governor was declared winner having scored 446,237 votes to defeat his closest rival, Murtala Ajaka of the Social Democratic Party, who polled 259,052 votes.