Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State presented 40 SUVs and four Hilux vans to the state lawmakers and judges on Friday.
Bello also presented 25 ambulances to local governments in the state.
Presenting the vehicles at a ceremony at the Muhammadu Buhari Square in Lokoja, Bello described the gesture as his way of stimulating performance and rewarding hard work.
He also presented three brand new firefighting vans to the state’s Fire Service in Lokoja.
Bello gave the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Umar Yusuf, a jeep and two supporting cars, while his deputy, the majority leader, and the other 22 members got one each in different classes and brands.
Nine of the cars went to the judiciary for distribution to the benefiting judges of the state.
Speaking, Gov Bello tasked the beneficiaries to see the gesture as an encouragement to them to serve the state better towards its growth and development.
The governor said out of the 25 ambulances, each of the 21 LGAs would have one for their primary healthcare centres, PHCs, while three would go to the three referral hospitals in the three senatorial districts, as well as one to Kogi Specialist Hospital.