The Chairman of Council, Governor Yahaya Bello thanked all Council members and the people of Kogi State for their roles in ensuring a hitch free LG election in the state.
The Governor said peaceful conduct of the election showed the progress his administration has recorded in ensuring adherence to democratic values and abhorrence of violence.
In highlights of the Kogi State Executive Council Meeting signed by the Honorable Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, the Governor urged Council members to cooperate with their LG Chairmen and other Government officials to ensure grassroots development. He said we owe our people service.
While stressing the need for proactive information dissemination down to the grassroots level to avert the negative effect of misinformation, the Governor said the people must be constantly informed of what Government is doing to improve their standards of living.
The Governor ,who briefed the Council on the extent of job done on the operation Light Up Kogi East. It is 90% completed, said it is a project after his heart because it will help improve the socio-economic development of Kogi East.
However, the Council directed the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice to transmit the Bill for a Law to repeal and reenact the Kogi State Intelligence Council Law 2012 to provide for the establishment of the Kogi State Economic Council and for Other Matters connected therewith 2020.
It also passed a memo on a Bill for a Law to Establish the Kogi State Erosion and Watershed Management Agency and for other Matters Connected Purposes. This is to help combat the various ecological challenges confronting the state.
The highlights revealed that the Council equally passed a memo on the proposed Rehabilitation/Construction of 10km Kabba Township Roads. The Governor said the project is aimed at galvanizing economic development of the area.
The Council also received the trophies won by the State as the most enterprising participants at the National Festival for Art and Culture in Jos.