By Abubakar Yunusa
Bello Ambassadors Network- BAN has congratulated the executive governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello as he celebrate 47th birthday.
Its National Coordinator,Anthony Edogbo in a statement signed and made available to reporters on Saturday,said” you have repeatedly demonstrated that you are the best contemporary leader in Nigeria, and we consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have you on board!
According to him ,”Today, we have a distinct pleasure of wishing a world-class leader a happy birthday! We consider ourselves fortunate to have been impacted by a leader whose unique leadership model is a book worth studying.
The statement read:”Your life, impact, and achievements have made us realize that God will always bless each generation with a rescuer. In a time when religion has become a tool for war and criminalities have reached an all-time high, God has given us a combatant and unifier. Today, your contributions are felt not only in Nigeria, but also throughout Africa and beyond.
“We can’t thank you enough for everything you’ve done for us young Nigerians. If we had to tell all of the stories, it would fill a book – a big book that will take much time to read. You have had a significant impact on all of us, and we wanted to say thank you.
“Even though we have a “not too young to run” act that should encourage young Nigerians to enter the national leadership struggle, we have never had the courage to act because the realities do not favor us. However, we have grown in confidence. We have learned bravery and the audacity to dare from you.
“Your Excellency, the several young Nigerians you have appointed to your cabinet are eager to learn leadership from you, and we are confident that we will make the country proud one day.”
“All our members across the 774 local governments in the country are your mentees and we are happy with the path you are leading us through.
“History will be kind to you for all you do, and we pray that Allah’s blessings continue to be with late Pa Alhaji Bello Ipemida Ochi and Hajiya Hawawu Oziohu, through whom you came into this world.
“Your Excellency, if you were able to inscribe your name in the hearts of Nigerians and the sands of time at the age of 47, we have no reason not to thank God for this day. We know you’re not done. We understand that this is only the beginning. Your patriotism is exceptional, and we know that many things will still take shape tomorrow.
“The youth’s prayers are with you. Women’s prayers are with you. The elderly are praying for you and the children too. We love you and pray that God will keep you.
“Happy Birthday, Governor Yahaya Bello.”