By Lizzy Okoji
The Hunters Council of Nigeria on Saturday joined a gaggle of Nigerians asking Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State to run for the presidency within the 2023 normal election.
The Council made the decision after conferring the Icon of Safety award’ on the governor for tackling insecurity and crime in his state.
Amb. Joshua Osatimehin, Commander Basic, Nigeria Hunters Council, referred to as on Bello to run for President in 2023 to successfully deal with the insecurity bedeviling Nigeria.
Osatimehin mentioned the group was conferring the well-deserved Icon of Safety award on Bello for being probably the most safety aware governor of the 12 months in Nigeria.
“We’re right here to understand His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello, for what he has been doing in Kogi State and for the whole nation at massive.
“When he got here into workplace in 2016, he made point out of safety as one of many priorities of his authorities and he has achieved it.
“Instantly Gov. Yahaya Bello took over, he was in a position to sanitise the system, he was in a position to reposition the safety construction of the state.
“And that’s the reason we because the Nigeria Hunters Council have deemed it match to name on him to go for President in 2023.
“What he has done in Kogi State, he should come and do it for all Nigerians because you will agree with me that insecurity has caused a lot of harm to our communities and nation,” Osatimehin, mentioned.
Responding, Gov. Bello thanked the Hunters Council for recognising his efforts in tackling insecurity in Kogi State, and which had affected Nigeria as an entire.
Bello mentioned that the function of hunters within the safety structure of the nation couldn’t be over emphasised due to their data of the forests the place bandits and legal components use as hideouts..
“Greater than 90 per cent of the insecurity we’re witnessing at this time in Nigeria is extremely political; be it Boko Haram, be it banditry, be it farmers/ herders clashes, assassination, kidnapping.
“Allow us to respect the enormity of the problem that Mr President is going through. I equally confronted all of those challenges once I assumed workplace
“All these requires me to run for President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria shouldn’t be misplaced, we’re to execute the legal guidelines and to make sure that the residents are secured and protected.
“The speed of insecurity in Kogi State has dropped drastically. We have now been in a position to unite the individuals and by the grace of God I need to let you know that I can’t disappoint you.
“Allow us to proceed to help all of the legislation enforcement businesses, they’re doing their finest throughout the circumstances they discover themselves politically and I need to guarantee you that our safety forces should not weak.
“Allow us to give all our help to all our leaders, from Mr President, to all of the governors, Native authorities chairmen, conventional ruler, spiritual leaders.
“Whatever we want to achieve in 2023, let us start it right now. We should not postpone any solution,” Bello mentioned. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)