It is unfortunate that a normal disciplinary action taken against a recalcitrant student of the Taraba State University is generating unnecessary controversy on social media.
Our information is that one Joseph Israel, a student of Taraba State University had his admission cancelled for refusing to complete admission formalities as required by the laws of the university.
Rather than seek to confirm from the University if the student obeyed the University’s rules on admission or not, we have only seen an attempt to turn the disobedient student into a hero by dragging His Excellency, the Governor of Taraba State, Arc. Darius Ishaku into an issue which, obviously, has nothing to do with him.
We reject such dubious and fraudulent attempt to seek relevance and sympathy.
I wish to state for the records, that Governor Ishaku is not aware that Joseph Israel has been a critic of his administration.
Secondly, the Governor is not against being criticized by his subjects because he sees criticism as a tonic for good governance if done in good faith. Therefore, he would not, and did not, ask for the expulsion of Joseph Israel or any student for that matter, for criticizing his administration.
Governor Ishaku, therefore, has nothing to do with the expulsion of Joseph Israel and would not want his name dragged into a matter as insignificant as the misdemeanor of 100 level student.
The Governor is too busy to pay attention to what a 100 level student is doing with his phone on the internet.
Bala Dan Abu
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity.
The Second phase of Ayem Akpatuma 2 is to commence in the state by the Nigerian Army in collaboration with other security outfit in the state.
Brigadier General Briggs Daniel exchanging pleasantries with Gov. Ishaku during their visit in Government House, Jalingo.
The disclosure was made by the General Officer Commanding Three Division of the Nigeria Army Jos, Nuhu Angbazo who was represented by Brigadier General Briggs Daniel during a courtesy visit to Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku at the Government House Jalingo.
He revealed that division training day a prelude to the commencement of the exercise is scheduled for Thursday tenth of October twenty nineteen inviting Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku to inaugurate some machines to be used.
The GOC thanked Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku for his continuous support to the Nigeria Military.
Speaking, Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku asked the Military to be diligent in the discharge of their responsibility and ensure that they deal with bandits carrying guns than arresting villagers who carry knives, bows and arrows.
The Governor expressed worries over the increasing level of kidnapping despite death sentence law that has been passed in the state.
He advised Military hierarchy in the Country to equip the Military to be combat ready to deal decisively with criminals, kidnappers and bandits.
Governor Darius Ishaku expressed happiness on their presence in the state and pledged his commitment to supporting their assignment.
It could be recalled that the first phase of Ayem Akpatuma, tagged cat race Military exercise was established on the twentieth of February two thousand and eighteen and officially ended in Taraba, Benue and Kogi on May fifteenth twenty eighteen and was designed to deal with internal security in Takum, Ibbi, Wukari Local Government Areas and other parts of the state.
The Nigeria Army stationed in the State for the exercise are expected to stay for three months.