In Defence of Governor Ododo: Prioritizing Security Amidst Criticism

Greetings, fellow kogites.

As the Chairman of the Arewa Youth Forum, Kogi State Chapter, and the President of the Kogi Peoples Assembly, I feel compelled to address recent criticisms leveled against Governor Ododo regarding his visitation to the National Security Adviser. It has come to my attention that some voices have downplayed this significant action, questioning its validity as an achievement. Allow me to offer a perspective that may shed light on the matter.

Firstly, it’s crucial to understand the context in which Governor Ododo’s visit occurred. In a time where security challenges plague our nation, prioritizing the safety and well-being of our citizens is not just commendable but imperative. Kogi State, like many others, has not been immune to these challenges. Therefore, Governor Ododo’s proactive approach in engaging with the National Security Adviser demonstrates his commitment to addressing these pressing issues head-on.


To those who argue that such a visit should not be touted as an achievement, I implore you to reconsider the definition of achievement. An achievement is not solely measured by grand gestures or flamboyant displays but rather by the impact it has on the lives of the people it serves. In this case, Governor Ododo’s dedication to enhancing the security apparatus of our state directly correlates with the safety and security of every individual residing within its borders. Is that not an achievement worth recognizing?

Furthermore, Governor Ododo’s prioritization of security aligns with the fundamental responsibilities of leadership. A leader’s foremost duty is to ensure the safety and well-being of their constituents. By engaging with national security authorities, Governor Ododo is fulfilling this duty in a proactive and conscientious manner. Shouldn’t we commend such leadership instead of diminishing its significance?


In conclusion, let us not be swayed by narrow-minded criticisms that fail to grasp the gravity of Governor Ododo’s actions. Instead, let us rally behind his commitment to securing our state and confronting the challenges that threaten our collective peace and prosperity. It is only through unity and unwavering support that we can overcome adversity and build a safer, more prosperous future for all.

Yours faithfully,

Prince Tanimu Abubakar Amorley
Chairman, Arewa Youth Forum, Kogi State Chapter, and
President, Kogi Peoples Assembly

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