Kogi’s “Missing Governor”, Yahaya Bello Flown To Germany For Eye Surgery

By Ikenga Chronicles November 8, 2016

Kogi’s “Missing Governor”, Yahaya Bello Flown To Germany For Eye Surgery

The whereabouts of the ‘’missing’’ Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has become known after his sudden disappearance for two weeks without officially handing over the reins of power to his deputy, Simon Achuba. Investigations, on Monday evening revealed that he had been admitted into a hospital in Germany for eye surgery.

Governor Bello travelled via Dubai, to Germany for the operation, which is expected to correct an eye ailment that had been troubling him for some time. The nature of the eye problem could not be ascertained on Monday, but a senior official in the state confirmed that Bello travelled with some close aides and officials for the surgery.

It was gathered that the state Commissioner for Works, Land and Housing, Abdulmumini Sadiq, who earlier travelled with Bello, returned to Lokoja, the state capital, a few days ago to run some errands for the governor.

The source added, “The governor is not missing as being speculated. The fact is that he has an eye problem and he decided to travel to Germany for medical treatment. He actually travelled with some close aides, including about two or three commissioners. He is expected back in the state within two weeks, after he might have recovered from the effects of the surgery on his eyes.”

The governor did not also officially notify the state House of Assembly of his foreign trip, contrary to laid down regulations.

Another source, who spoke stated that activities in the state have been brought to a halt following the absence of Bello and some key cabinet members. It was gathered that some of the cabinet members, including commissioners and special advisers, spend more time in Abuja, than in Lokoja, where they have their offices.

“The commissioners and special advisers were just appointed to do nothing, because no money was allocated to their offices for the implementation of the budget. This is due to the fact that Kogi State is broke,” a source stated.

The absence of the governor has generated anxiety in the state, leading to rumours that Bello was down with a deadly ailment.

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