Kogi: Consolidate on Bello’s legacies, Nigeria Editors tell Ododo


The Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE) has  called on the governor of Kogi state,  Ahmed Usman Ododo, to follow the footsteps of his predecessor, Alhaji Yahaya  Bello, by consolidating on the landmark achievements recorded by the former governor.


NGE President Eze Anaba gave  the charge  weekend while briefing journalists shortly after the tour of Reference Hospital, Okene, by the editors.


He said the immediate past administration has left a legacy worthy of emulation adding  that the good work of former Governor Bello should be sustained by the present administration in order to deliver the desired dividend of democracy to the people.


“Democracy is about the people and the facilities we have seen, the road constructions we saw, the modern secondary schools both in the state capital and the one at Adavi local government which we also saw, the flyover bridge in Lokoja, the University at Osara and the Reference Hospital in Okene are some of the achievements of the former governor that will continue to impact positively on the lives of the people.


“Government is a continuum. I will advise the current government to follow the footstep of his predecessor. It is only in that way the citizens will benefit and Kogi state will become the best place in the country.”


Speaking on the tour to Reference Hospital, Okene, Anaba advised Nigerians to patronise the health institution to save the country from huge spending on health tourism.


“From a lay man perspective, I am not a doctor, but  from what the doctors have told me and my team and what we saw with our eyes, it is hugely impressive. The MRI machine and other laboratory equipment are very impressive. I have to commend the Kogi state government for making this available,” he said.


Earlier,  the chief medical director of Reference Hospital, Okene, Professor  Solomon Avidime, stated that the hospital has state of the art equipment to attend to the medical needs of Nigerians.


“As you can see, we are beautiful outside and beautiful inside. We have about 11 consulting rooms. Each consulting room has a computer. The entire system is electronic base which is electronic record system. We have on the other side the trainer center which has the dialysis unit. The dialysis unit has about six machines. That means about six persons can be dialyzed at a goal,” he stated.

Earlier, the chief medical director of Reference Hospital, Okene, Professor  Avidime, stated that the hospital has state of the art equipment to attend to the medical needs of Nigerians.