The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has allegedly officially divorced his third wife, Hafiza.
The divorce was confirmed few days ago in a remark he made, while receiving an award of honour from the National Council of Women Societies, a Nigerian non-governmental and non-partisan women organisation.
According to reports, Bello had appreciated his wives: Amina Yahaya Bello and the First Lady, Hajiya Rashida Bello, but left out Hafiza, which led to suspicion he had divorced her.
Bello was honoured with the award for the Most Gender Sensitive Governor of the Year.
According to the organisers of the awards and executive members of the NCWS, the recognition of Bello was in view of his purposeful and conscious effort by his administration in the continuous appointment of women into sensitive and strategic offices in the leadership structure of Kogi State.
Governor Bello expressed gratitude to the organisers of the award event and thanked them for their reputable and notable honour.