The Executive Governor, Arch. Darius Dickson Ishaku has flagged off the distribution of seeds by the National Food Security Council Emergency Agricultural Intervention in the state.
The Governor in his remarks said this will go a long way in easing the stress on the victims affected by the crisis.
He said the turn out is impressive and stressed that it is because of the biometric capture of the over 2000 affected people. He said they will be giving the same bags of fertilizers and agro chemicals.
Governor Ishaku said the push for agriculture in his administration has produced a bumper harvest and will strive to consolidate on it and pointed out that he is aware that the driving force of any society is the youths and promised to use his second tenure to empower the youths.
The Governor warned the beneficiaries not to involve themselves in collecting these products and selling them out because he won’t spare anyone found in the act.
He further instructed the security agencies to arrest and prosecute anyone found guilty of the act.
Gov. Ishaku thanked the Federal Government for this gesture and assures them of his esteem regards.
Speaking, the Director General NEMA Maj. JO Aina said this distribution is to assist the communities affected by the crisis with the aim at re-stabilising the affected areas rather than continually giving them food.
He thanked the Governor and the state government for their continued support and assistance since they arrived the state.
The event which took place at the premises of the Taraba State Transportation Company (TSTC) Jalingo had the company of the Deputy Governor, Engr. Haruna Manu; the SSG Hon. Anthony Jellason; the Chief of Staff Rt. Hon. Istifanus Gbana and other top government functionaries.
Taraba State Governor, Arch. Darius Dickson Ishaku on Monday said Nigeria as a country was not yet matured after 59 years of Independence and called for a drastic change in attitude and approach to governance.
The Governor disclosed this while answering questions from journalists in Jalingo shortly after he arrived the State from Abuja.
“Yes we are 59 years old, but I don’t think we are 59 years matured, it is sweet and ugly. It is sweet because we have Independence, but ugly because we have not been able to utilize the 59 years to take the country to an enviable position.
“It’s a shame that Nigeria as a giant of Africa is still lagging behind. I was in Rwanda and I was amazed at their development in the healthcare sector alone.
“Here we are being called the giant of Africa, but are just sitting giant. A lot still needs to be done. We need to transform our thinking, work hard in education, health and power among others. If we can improve on Power alone, the multiplying effects will be tremendous,” he said.
Governor Ishaku who won his election case at the tribunal in Abuja said he will consolidate on his achievements in Agriculture, Education, Health Care among others for the good of the people of Taraba State.
The Governor thanked the people of Taraba State for coming out in large numbers to welcome him back to the state.
He commended the judiciary for their upright judgement and called on the people to support his administration to serve them better.
Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan congratulating Governor Ishaku on his victory at the Tribunal.
The election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja has dismissed the petition by Professor Sani Yahaya against Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku on two solid ground.
On the first ground the tribunal revealed that the All Progressive Congress did not have a candidate in the last gubernatorial election in the state therefore lacked the capacity to challenge the winner of the election.
It stated that the said Professor Sani Yahaya cannot petition the winner of the election Governor Ishaku after the APC candidate Sani Abubakar Danladi was disqualified by the Supreme Court since he did not take part in all election processes.
The tribunal described the petition as dead on arrival.
On the second ground of alleged non compliance with set electoral laws the tribunal disclosed that the APC were unable to establish their facts as its witness could not cover substantial parts of the Polling units in the state during the March 2019 gubernatorial election.