Tanker Explosion:Kogi Must Wake Up From Unhealthy Slumbering.

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It saddens my heart to know that KOGI state with all the annual allocations, billions of Naira not to talk of Paris club and other funds coming to KOGI yet there’s no functioning firefighter truck.

I made some research yesterday and I discovered that the truck cost 26 million Naira per 12000 liters, 40 million Naira per 16000 liters and 188.8 million per 20000. With 188.8 million Naira you can get 7 of the one of 26 million Naira.

KOGI state was established 27 August 1991 which means by today KOGI is 29 and 24 days. I mean no disrespect to the Authorities of KOGI state what exactly have the state achievement in past 29 years of existence? A state with the likes of Senator Jibrin representing KOGI East, senator Oseni representing KOGI Central and senator Smart representing KOGI West with a monthly pay of 45 million Naira each and 9 National Assembly Representative with 35 million Naira monthly pay and about 35 state assembly Members, 21 chairmen and some industrious sons and daughters both at home and in Diaspora like AA oil, Alh. Sani Ataba omorori, Dr. Philip Salawu, Dino malaye, Alh. Abdullahi Haruna, H.E Ibrahim Idris, H.E Wada Idris, Musa Wada, Khalifah El Okene and Barr. Hadiza Natasha Apoti. Where is the love of your people or the unity we preach? KOGI borders 16 states out of the 37 states in Nigeria what happens to interstate relationship? Is it too much for provide at least 1 per LGA?.

Like Americans will say “It is not what America can do for you but what you can do for America” it breaks my heart more to see that all the higher institution in KOGI state doesn’t have a fire extinguisher, apologies for this questions are you still waiting for the state government or FG to provide you a fire extinguisher truck? It’s too expensive for school to provide then tell me why are you educated? Why are you there if you can write the government about this basic necessity?

It’s not us today does not mean it can’t be us tomorro. I don’t know if kaduna state have any fire fighter truck but i knew BUK(Bayero university Kano) HAVE UP TO 10. Remember we owe our citizens protect of lives and properties which in our negligence as a state or institution which we are not considering now. This is becoming an annual event which needs to be reduce 2 days break to mourn the dead is not enough infact it will make KOGI state to lose some income that the state is supposed to get for the two days.

Getting the trucks will not only help in the reduction of future occurrence of such incident but it will serve as a means of employment both direct and indirect employment. I know some people will politicise this and some English professors will end up looking for my grammatical errors instead of editing and sharing for the betterment of our state and patriotic act to save lives and properties of the citizens.

Comr. Kazim Musa Seidu



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