Prof Mainasara Showcases 100 Selected Projects of Former Kogi Governor

Former Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello

Prof Mainasara Showcases 100 Selected Projects of Former Kogi Governor

Bringing his review of Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello’s eight-year governance legacy in Kogi State, to a final stage, Prof. Mainasara Isah Katagum, National Coordinator of Democratic Values and Good Governance Advocacy Forum, has come up with some Selected Projects Numbering 100. These Projects are carefully selected from the achievements/projects of the immediate past Governor of the state to Cap up his review of the Former Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.

Bello’s leadership, spanning from January 27, 2016, to January 27, 2024, undergoes scrutiny through a comprehensive review mechanism by the academic don aimed at advancing democratic values to build strong Compassion in ensuring accountability and service delivery from Governors and Leader’s occupying public offices in Nigeria.

Read: Community Commends Gov Bello For Approving Construction Of Their Road

Addressing Kogi’s emergence as a state on August 27, 1991, Prof. Katagum emphasized the divine orchestration of Bello’s governorship and his proactive approach to addressing challenges such as security issues, an inflated civil service, and economic strains heightened by the global recession.

In this final phase of his review, the academic don showcased Selected one hundred major projects of the former governor of the confluence state.
Some of the projects in a comprehensive list made available to the media on Monday include the following:

1. Construction of Hassan Katisina/Mount Patti Road
2. Rehabilitation/ Asphalt overlay of Chari Maigumeri Ring road / street lightening
3. Construction/Rehabilitation of lokoja township Road Lot ll
4. Construction/rehabilitation of lokoja township Road Lot I
5. Agassa upogoro Road with spur to Auchi Byepass, Okene
6. Rehabilitation/Asphalt overlay of Obehira/Ihima Road with spur to Obangede
7. Ogori-Magongo Road
8. Construction of Ogaminana/Ebogogo/Total junction spur Ebogogo-Eika-Itakpe Road
9. Construction of Otokiti/Ganaja Dual carriageway
10. Construction of 19.84km Okene Township Roads
11. Grade separation intersection (flyover bridges) at Ganaja junction, lokoja
12. Rehabilitation of 4.7km paparanda square/Nataco junction ( Dual carriageway) lokoja
13. Rehabilitation of 5km lokoja township Road
14. River Niger shoreline protection and Beach Embankment
15. Beautification and Landscaping of Beach Embankment
16. Construction of 9km zone 8 roundabout to GYB junction
17. Rehabilitation and asphalt overlay of 13.71km Itakpe junction -Total junction Okene Road
18. Construction of 3.72km internal road networks for phase II development of CUSTECH Osara
19. Reconstruction of 5.5km zone 8 / crusher dual carriageway
20. Renovation work at school of nursing and midwifery Obangede
21. Conversation of old male hostel to classroom
22. Renovation of old staff office block and demonstration block
23. Ditto,Hall A & B
24. Ditto, library block
25. Renovation of main Governor’s office and other residential (II) quarters Government house lokoja
26. Renovation of DSS official quarters at G.R.A lokoja
27. Completion of debt management office at ministry of finance
28. Construction of admin building for graphic newspaper co-operation
29. Construction of official residence of SSG kogi state
30. Landscaping of Secretariat phase I
31. Construction of a chapel in Government house, lokoja
32. Construction and remodeling of presidential lodge Government house lokoja
33. Construction and rehabilitation of Government house Mosque lokoja
34. Construction of fence and gate house at graphics newspaper co-operation
35. Construction of new hostel, block for school of nursing Obangede
36. Construction of admin building school of nursing and midwifery Obangede
37. Construction of gate house tower and approach fence at school of nursing and midwifery Obangede
38. Construction of fence at school of nursing and midwifery Obangede
39. Construction of clinic for school of nursing and midwifery Obangede
40. Construction of 50 bed capacity hostel block govt. Girls Sec. School Obangede (lot 2)
41. Re-construction of admin block at Okene (lot A)
42. Reconstruction of ministry of justice building including external works lot B
43. Construction of Government Lodge Okene
44. Renovation of Adavi market
45. Ministry of Transport
46. Renovation of FM transmitter house at mount Patti lokoja
47. Construction of office complex for civil engineering department ministry of works
48. Construction of Army camp ( police camp)
49. Renovation of the office building of the secretary to the government of kogi state
50. Construction of proposed remand home and rehabilitation center, lokoja
51. Remodeling/ redesign of kogi state hotels
52. Construction of Muhammadu Buhari civic center
53. 53. Construction of kogi state ministry of justice office complex
54. Construction of ultra modern general hospital complex
55. Construction of ultra modern general hospital complex
56. Construction of rehabilitation of mobile police squadron unit, Oro, Okene
57. Renovation and construction of admin block of specialist hospital, lokoja
58. Construction of GYB model Science secondary school Adankolo
59. Renovation and remodeling of GGSS Oboroke
60. Construction of a new central reference hospital
61. Renovation and remodeling of Old general hospital Okene
62. Construction of senate building of confluence university of science and Tech, (CUSTECH) Osara
63. Construction of computing and informatics at CUSTECH
64. Construction of faculty of basic medical and health science at CUSTECH
65. construction of faculty of engineering at CUSTECH
66. Construction of university library and supply of furniture at CUSTECH Osara
67. External works remodeling and psychiatric building at specialist hospital lokoja
68. Construction of GYB model Science secondary school Ogaminana
69. Construction of GYB model technical college Oboroke Ihima
70. Construction of GYB model Science secondary school, iruvucheba
71. Lokoja, Banda/ kotonkarfe 33KVA trunkline
72. Electrification project
73. Wireless powered traffic signal light system
74. Upgrading of 33KV line at state secretariat
75. Upgrading of 33KV line at kogi state specialist hospital lokoja
76. Installation of solar powered streetlights 120 units along major roads in lokoja: zenith – Govt. Day Sec. School, Andankolo.
Federal university road – Dunamis junction.

Fen junction – kogi circle.
House of assembly roundabout completion
77. Procurement and Installation of 388 units of three-in-one solar powered streetlights for Okene Township Roads
78. Procurement and Installation of 404 units All-in-one solar powered streetlights for confluence university of science and technology, Osara
79. Procurement of 3No. Advance fire truck
80. Procurement of accessories and equipment for advance fire truck (3No).
81. Construction of Ibana/Okpo-Ogugu/ Ette Road
82. Idah / Ajaka / Ejule/ Ayingba junction Road
83. Rehabilitation of Ankpa – Abejukolo Road
84. Construction of Ankpa Township Roads (Lot7)
85. Construction of Odenyi/Oguma/Sheria Road project
86. Construction of some selected structures in Attah Igala palace
87. Construction of Ankpa Market
88. Construction of New Ultra-Modern Clinical complex in Prince Abubakar Audu University Hospital, Ayingba
89. Remodeling of community secondary school Ajiyolo-Ojaji
90. Construction of GYB model Science secondary school Idah
91. Odolu-Efu Primary Health care Clinic
92. Agbada water Project
93. Solar power lights in Oganenigwu community
94. Payment of WAEC Fees
95. Payment of JAMB Fees
96. Construction of Bassa Road
97. Provisions of medical equipment to Zonal Hospital
98. Implementation of 100% Hazard Allowance for medical Practitioners
99. Rehabilitation of Road at the 200Units Lokoja
100. Construction/Rehabilitation of lokoja township Road Lot III

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Prof. Katagum in his final notes Commended Alhaji Yahaya Bello for his landmark Achievements as Governor of Kogi State, and urged other Governors to emulate Bello with focus on Security management, Infrastructural development and Transparency in the discharge of their duties. He congratulated Governor Yahaya Bello for finishing Very strong despite the global economic Challenges.

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