The recent sustainability index and National Bureai of Statistics(NBS) assessement, that placed Kogi simultaneously as the poorest and most corrupt in Nigeria is without encumberances and does not warrant propaganda and twisting of report from a sane society .
Comrade Austin Okai, made this statement while responding to a statement credited to Mr Tom Ohikere, giving another connotation to the highly rated bodies judgement against the state in the last four years.
He advised Ohikere to familiarize with the realities on ground and stop playing politics with the two monsters,that the current administration in Kogi has inflicted on the people in the last four years .
Okai said the self installed spokesman of Yahaya Bello Tom Ohikere and the DG media of the governor,Kingsley Fanwo were both speaking from the both sides of their mouth,with former threatening litigation and the later contriving social stratification.
Comrade Okai described as laughable and undefendable the current failures of the present administration, who has refused to accept defeat and rejection,but choose to re-impose itself on the people of Kogi state at gun point.
He blamed Tom Ohikere for going too far and using the welfare and developement of the people of the state to seek for employable job,having gone out of job in the last 8 years .
” This is a clash of interest drama between Fanwo and Ohikere by going this far to defend the most corrupt and poorest induced government in the current dispensation ”
“This two reports has vindicated us, Yahaya Bello presiding over the most poorest and corrupt government in history of Kogi state. He should tender apology to the people of Kogi state”.
“This report called for sober reflection and a day of mourning for our state, it is not a good news at all, it goes along way to portray bad image of good people of Kogi state”
“Yahaya Bello action is affecting all of us, today our state is being view as most poorest and corrupt state”
” I am appealing to Nigerians not to view Kogites as corrupt, but the governor and his men who are incharge of kogi state today,that have pauperized the people”
“Kogites are known to be hard working and resilient in nature, we are very discipline to the core, the action of Yahaya Bello and his men is portraying the state in a bad image” .
He appealed to the general public to discountenance the statements credited to the two image makers of the state goverrment,who were only out to protect or solicit for job,at the expense of the people’s well being .
“How will a state not rated poor, corrupt when salaries were been owed for 40 months,yet being denied by the state government”
“Why won’t Kogi not rated poor and corrupt when local government workers in the last 48 months only assessed between 10-20% slalaries,while pensioners are considered as insignificant elements in the society, having served the state meritoriously”.
“The zero investment ,poor economic situation of the people and the activities of critical sectors in the state is enough to subsume Kogi as the poorest and most corrupt in Nigeria”
“Dearth of social and infrastructural developement is a glaring yardstick to arrive at this objective rating of both the NBS and the sustainbility index”.Okai exclaimed.