Rescue Agenda on Infrastructure 2018-02-25T16:05:14+00:00

Strategic infrastructure

Strategic infrastructure is critical to development; therefore:

  1.  We shall ensure that all ongoing Federal Power projects in Taraba State are completed without a hitch and maintained after that, just as I revived some power projects after ten years of comatose. For instance, I brought the moribund Rural Electrification Agency (REA) back to life when I was the Minister of State for Power, and about 31 of the unfinished rural electrification projects were approved by former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan during the last dispensation. These avenues in the power sector shall be explored further in the current dispensation to leverage power boost to Taraba State.
  2.  We shall improve the quality of life in the rural areas through the provision of rural amenities such as potable water, health, and recreational facilities, embark on an intensive programme of rural electrification, within the available resources.
  3.  We shall link remote areas with the urban centers through rural roads network to guarantee all-season movement of inputs and supplies to the rural areas, and facilitate the evacuation of agricultural produce to industrial parks in order significantly minimize losses.
  4.  We shall consider partnering with the Border Community Development Agency (BCDA) of the Federal Government to bring further development to other communities of the state, through the provision of social amenities, as was provided BCDA in Shibóng, Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State in 2013.