Secret Reporters can authoritatively report that the Executive Governor of Kogi state, Mr Yahaya Bello has lately been having sleepless nights over the appointment of Mustapha Boss as Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
Before his appointment as SGF, Boss was Managing Director, Nigerian Inland Waterway Authority in Kogi State. While serving in the state, he reportedly made several unsuccessful attempts to meet with the governor who deliberately refused to give him attention. His proposed meeting with the governor was not unconnected with the outcry of workers and pensioners in the state who’ve been owed over 24 months salary.
Also, heads of federal government agencies in each state are expected to familiarize with the governors of the respective states so as to ease their administration.
While MD of NIWA, the SGF was privy to a lot of information concerning worker’s welfare in the state and the governor is worried he will relay those experiences to President Buhari who cherishes such first hand information from people who have been part of the system, as the new SGF reports directly to the President.
The governor, as a result, has been making several attempts to meet the new SGF, but has not been successful due to the fact that the SGF is occupied with State House administration and this has caused sleepless nights for the governor.
Secret Reporters learnt that his attempts to meet the SGF has to do with trying to convince him to key into his pattern of administration of the state which obviously is not working, to the detriment of the citizens. The governor is reportedly jittery the SGF will divulge such information to the President, something the governor doesn’t want to happen.
Being that the new SGF is also a member of the ruling party, the President would have no option than to believe whatever he says concerning the state as he has been there and therefore experienced it himself.