From Elohor Igbru, Abuja
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has been making promises about what he will do when he becomes president. And many of his governor colleagues will not find it funny.
The governor said he would be very hard on state governors who allowed insecurity to worsen in their domains because governors are the states Chief Security Officers.
Besides, unlike some governors, Yahaya said he will never condemn President Muhammadu Buhari for the security challenges in his state.
Rather, Bello said he would have to live up to expectation as the Chief Security Officer of the state.
The governor who spoke in Abuja at the Second Annual GYB Seminar for Nigeria’s Political and Crime Correspondents/Editors said, “I will never come out here to point out the flaws. Whenever I observe any lapses, I myself will discuss it with President Muhammadu Buhari.
I will never be that governor that will come out here and tell you that president Muhammadu Buhari did not come to secure my state.
“That is why as the Chief Security Officer of Kogi State, I ensure that I brought down rate of crime to ground zero and now Mr. President is assisting me to continue.
“If all of us as chief security officers are doing our jobs the way we should, Mr. President’s work would have been easy.
” If elected as the President, I as the commander in Chief, will ensure every Chief Executive of various security units sits up to do their jobs.
I will not tolerate any lackadaisical attitude.”
He said he will give various units specific assignment so that they can be responsible for what happens in their states.
“I will be hard on governors to do their jobs.issues of security can’t be discussed in the open.”
He stressed that as a president, he will give governors task, monitor, reward success and punish failures.