2023: Ighalo hails Kogi Governor

2023: Ighalo hails Kogi Governor

Monday, June 21, 2021 10:08 pm

Ighalo and Yahaya Bello

Ighalo and Yahaya Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello has continue to play host to celebrities and sports personalities, a move believed to be part of his bid to gain the limelight necessary for furthering his 2023 presidential ambition.

On Monday, Bello received Super Eagles Striker and former Manchester United Forward, Odion Jude Ighalo at his Abuja residence.

Ighalo described Bello as a bridge builder and unifier whose leadership style has been a source of hope to the Nigerian youth.

He commended the Governor for recognising the efforts, contributions, patriotism of the Ex-Super Eagles players by organising a world class reception for them in Lokoja in March, 2021.

He said such recognitions and honour remained the biggest inspiration to the young athletes who want to represent Nigeria at any level.

While urging other leaders to emulate the Kogi Governor, Odion said Bello has demonstrated the character and quality of a leader who believes in the prosperity of the youth of this country. He commended the Governor for his various projects in Kogi state and appealed to him to continue to speak on behalf of the Nigerian youths.

Bello thanked the Eagle’s player for the visit which he described as heart warming, adding that Odion Ighalo just like every other Nigeria sports person have served the Nation diligently, made the nation proud and brought glory to her

The Governor noted that the Nigerian forward has often displayed love and passion for the Nation on and off the field of play which he asserted was a duty and dedication expected of every loyal citizen of the country

He stressed that football just as other sports have been a veritable source of national integration and cohesion hence those who are actors in achieving such feat must be recognized and honored at every available opportunity

Governor Bello while urging his visitor to continue to play his role in national growth, grass root sport development and other areas of interest, urged that citizens of the country should remain united in the interest of the Nation

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