2 Things Yahaya Bello's govt did that earned him commendations from World Bank in the last 6 months


Being a Governor in Nigeria is very tasking and demanding, governors are saddled with the responsibilities of satisfying the desires of their citizens. Due to enormous tasks on their shoulder, no matter how hard they try, sometimes they get criticised if they are not able to meet the demands of the citizens.

The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, being one of the youngest governors in Nigeria, has also been criticised by some for not meeting up to their expectations. Amidst the criticism, he has also received commendations from a lot of people, for the things he has been doing in the state. And most notably, the World Bank has recognised his works and has twice sent letters of commendation to him.

In the last 6 months, The World Bank has twice commended Governor Yahaya Bello. Here are the things he did that earned him commendations from the World Bank.

1. World Bank Commended him over the refund of $4.63 Million surplus funds in July.

According to a report by Punch Newspaper, the Governor returned $4.63m surplus funds under the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP). In a letter of appreciation that was sent to the governor, they described his action as a sign of a True Leader.

World Bank also noted that the actions of the Governor made it possible for them to extend the closing dates of some of her projects and also extended the projects to some states that were facing deficit funds.

2. World Bank commended him (State) for Transparency in Audited Financial Statement in November.

On the 29th of November, the Commissioner of information, Kingsley Fanwo, disclosed that they had received a letter of commendation from the world bank for Transparency in their Audited Financial Statement. According to the Cable news report, the commissioner explained that the World Bank described the state's financial report as a standard for transparency and accountability of the Public sector.

Meanwhile, Yahaya Bellow is seeking to be the president of Nigeria come 2023 and he hopes his party makes him the flag bearer. This commendation from the World Bank shows that he is the man that can be trusted with the finance of the country.






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