Kogi Legislator assures constituents of permanent peace in war torn Bagana.
IDRIS AHMED, LOKOJA.
The people of Bagana in Omala local government area of Kogi state have been assured of the return of permanent peace and tranquility, following the commencement of the 8th Kogi state House of Assembly.
Bagana community has been enmeshed in inter communal violent clashes for over decades that has led to loss of hundreds of lives and inestimable amount of properties properties lost, while thousands of the indigenes of the area have been displaced .
The new Lawmaker representing Omala State constituency at the Kogi state House of Assembly, Honourable Umar Yahaya, gave the assurance on Tuesday at the reception organized in his honour by the constituents immediately he was inaugurated alongside 24 other members.
Honourable Yahaya who expressed concern and regret over the continuous communal violent clashes, assured that the state legislature will wade in and enact positive legislation that will end the carnage and destruction of properties.
He lamented that that economic and agricultural activities the area has been known for, has been stopped due to unending attacks by warring groups.
Hon. Yahaya therefore appealed to the warring groups to lay down their arms and embrace peace in the interest of the entire community and the generation to come.
He also assured the constituents that aside contributing to law making for good governance in the state,promised to power women and Youths in the area so as to get them engaged in agriculture, commerce and education.
In his remarks the Chairman Omala local government Council, Hon. Ibrahim Yakubu Aboh, congratulated the new Lawmaker on his inauguration, advising him to continue the efforts at uniting the people .
The Council boss who poured encomium on the Lawmaker for his humility, determination and courage, advised him to fulfill promises made to the electorate.
Senior Special Assistant to Kogi state Governor on Youths Empowerment (Kogi East), Hon. Mathew Ochada, extolled the virtues of the legislator, whom he described as a unifier and a courageous gentleman full of wisdom and energy to achieve goals
Prominent indigenes of Omala local government area cutting across political parties, religion and ethnicity among whom were, Ambassador Issac Onu and the former Kogi state Head of Service, Professor Moses Atakpa.