My dear people of Yagba , I want to seize this opportunity to appreciate our resilience as we journey through a trying time in the history of our co-existence as people of Yagba.

Right from the day I offered myself for the service of my people in Yagba East as politician and a legislator in particular I have come to realize that the most important tool in leadership is sacrifice. For a leader to succeed he must be ready to sacrifice his time, resources and self denial in the interest of his constituents. To a much extent as a political office holder I have observed all these and many more and can boldly say that any leader who does this would succeed in office.

Consequently, while I agree that it’s right politically that leaders could be criticized, you would equally agree with me that such right has it’s limitation and I want to appeal to esteem Yagba people not to abuse the norms. To the best of my knowledge it is the yearning and aspiration of every leader, politial office holder to help his people in meeting their needs. One can only imagine the extent to which some of us would strive in our bids to bring home the deliverables. It is only when we succeed that the people celebrate but several efforts have gone down the lane unnoticed. It’s not enough to condemn a leader perceived as haven’t help him or done enough because the efforts of a leader is not measured on the result but the challenges he has to overcome in his bid to succeed.

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As leaders at various levels and arms of government we synergize to bring development to our people. It is therefore normal for a state legislator to interact with his counterparts at the National Assembly in the interest of his people especially for constituency development. Feedback from such interaction this days is most often seen on social media for which we politicians do operate social media accounts.

It is quite unfortunate that in recent times some individuals have turned the goodwill of social media to be attacking people, condemning leaders in such an embarrassing manner that devoid all our cultural values.

Finally, I want to sincerely appeal to aggrieved individual to maintain decorum while equally appealing to all citizens to cooperate and support us to succeed. It is God in His sovereignty that owns power and giveth it to whosoever He wishes regardless of age, race or class and its expected that you continue to pray for Yagba land for better tomorrow.
God bless Yagba people! Okunland! Kogi West! State and the FRN.

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Hon. Musa Jimoh Omiata

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