His Excellency, the deputy governor of Taraba state Engr. Haruna Manu received the Business Day Nigeria States Competitiveness and Good Governance Awards 2019 on behalf of Taraba State Government and the Governor, His Excellency, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku FNIA.

Taraba state won the Most Improved State in Social Empowerment and Poverty Alleviation.

Engr. Manu assured Tarabans that more efforts will be put in to bring more development to the state as he dedicated the award to God Almighty and to the good people of Taraba who provided the required peace which brought about the works that gained this recognition.
As part of his campaign promise, Governor Ishaku’s administration has accomplished the following;

It is no more news that the administration of Gov. Ishaku has empowered women and youth with various skills such as shoe making, welding, tailoring, hair-dressing, carpentry, wood carving, computer training, soap making, net-weaving, welding and traditional dress weaving of Adire and Lantang are being taught.

Today, thousands of women and youth are proud owners of businesses which has made them self reliant and employers of labour as many other cooperative societies across the state were given cheques in millions of naira to establish medium scale businesses for sustainable development of the state.