Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has returned to his desk after a two-week vacation abroad
Bello was declared dead or incapacitated by the mainstream media last week.
Reacting to rumours of the Governor's passing, Kingsley Fanwo who is the Director General of Media and Publicity to the Kogi State Governor, told Pulse on Monday that: "The appearance of the Governor has destroyed the rumour and the credibility of the promoters who were paying papers to peddle blatant falsehood on their front-pages.
"The Governor cannot be distracted by rumour".
Fanwo added that Bello will be back to making his State work; “The task before the Governor is enormous. He met an unpardonable infrastructural deficit, tetra-deficient healthcare system, an education on life support and a completely destroyed rural life. He has started making the difference with ongoing projects scattered around the State. His New Direction Agenda is already driving unprecedented transformation in the State to the consternation of detractors who cannot stop peddling their falsehood.
"The Governor's trip abroad was aimed at giving him a two-week break but the restless determination to move the State forward drove him to woo investors into the agricultural sector of the State as well as cottage industries and energy. He said the people of the State will soon begin to benefit from the trip".
Bello has promised to continue with his panel of inquiry into the activities of past administrations.
The Governor has insisted that no amount of resistance will be enough to cow him into rescinding his determination to dig into the past, saying it will be a disservice to the people of Kogi State if questions are not asked about how "our commonwealth was managed in the period under review".
The Governor's staff verification exercise has also been met with plenty of criticism from ghost-workers on the payroll.