1.) Setting up Committee on Covid-19 with the Commissioner of Health as Chairman.
2.) Introduction of total lockdown which compels everybody to stay home every day except on Wednesday and Saturday. Only workers on essential duties are exempted.
3. Empowerment of security agencies to enforce the lockdown and the introduction of mobile courts to prosecute offenders.
4. Setting up a bed capacity isolation center at the current NYSC camp which is at the outskirt of the town.
5. Sensitization and statewide broadcast on various media like Taraba television, Taraba radio, cable networks, state government website, social media and others.
6. Provided the following state emergency contact lines for COVID – 19 to the general public.
08065508675, 08039359368, 08037450227, 08032501165.
7.) Broadcast of Jingles daily to sensitize Tarabans.
8.) Tightening of the state borders with neighbouring states to prevent influx of people through Karim entrance, Numan Jalingo route, Sardauna Cameroon border, Wukari Benue, Adamawa Jalingo, Kurmi Cameroon border etc.
9.) Fumigated the NYSC Camp Isolation center.
10.) Distribution of food and Non food items to the 168 wards of the state, each received by its local government chairman.
11.) Supported both CAN and Muslim Council with finances to help in ensuring effective sensitization.
12. The 138 inter-state passengers who were intercepted and later quarantined were tested and confirmed cases among them admitted for treatment.
13. Conducted contact tracing of index cases with the deployment of additional resources and manpower in the state.
14. Distributed protective kits in the state against COVID-19.
15. A loan of 2.5 billion was approved by Taraba state house of Assembly for Gov. Ishaku to fight covid-19.
16. Liaising with neighbouring state governors to effectively protect porous areas of state borders.
17. Plans to bring in sophisticated Mobile testing Machine for Covid 19 to help speed up resting.
18. Made several trips to the Isolation center to ensure everything is working normal.
19. Have been receiving Organizations who visit the state to donate Palliatives like the NEDC, NYSC etc.
20. Gov. Ishaku received N100m worth of food and non-food items for 3,828 households from The Victims Support Fund of TY Danjuma foundation.
21. The Gov. Ishaku-led government is trying her best to curb further spread of the virus beyond the reported cases in the state.
22. Due to effective management, no single case of death as a result of Covid 19 has been reported so far.
23. The six people who were tested positive and reported by NCDC now test negative after treatment and have been discharged.
24. Gov. Ishaku is partnering with Access Bank to provide a-100 bed capacity isolation center.
25. Her Excellency, Barr Anna Ishaku provides food items and relief consumables to the aged and vulnerable Tarabans.
26. Introduction of school on air to teach students while at home via TTV and TSBS
27. The evacuation of Almajiris from Taraba state and receiving of same as agreed by the Northern Governors Forum.
The Honourable Commissioner of Communications and Re-Orientation, Barr. Danjuma Adamu.
One of the 80 Almajiris deported by Nasarawa State government to Taraba state last week has tested positive to COVID-19.
This is even as the State task-force committee on COVID-19 has said six patients who have tested negative twice have been discharged from the isolation centres in Jalingo, the state capital.
Commissioner for Information and Re-Orientation, Barr. Danjuma disclosed this while briefing journalists in Jalingo.
Adamu said the state initially rejected the Almajiri’s sent to the state by the Nasarawa state government, but decided to receive the Amajiris and quarantined them.
“We took samples of all the 80 Almajiris and sent to Abuja for testing and one of the samples tested positive, while the result of the remaining is still being awaited.
“We have another positive case from Wukari local government and efforts are being made to bring the patient to Jalingo.
“The good news however is that six of the patients being treated in our isolation centre have tested negative twice and have been discharged,” he said.
Gov. Ishaku ably represented by his Deputy, Engr. Haruna Manu at the meeting.
Stakeholders of Jukun and Tivs have reached a truce to end the lingering crisis bedevilling both communities in the Southern part of the state.
This form part of the fourteen point communiqué signed by Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku who was represented by his Deputy Haruna Manu, Representative of the Jukuns Danjuma Adamu and that of the Tivs Jimme Yongu at a stakeholders meeting held at the Government House Jalingo.
Presenting the Communiqué, State Deputy Governor Haruna Manu called for an end of all forms of hostilities in Southern Taraba maintaining that all defaulters will be dealt with decisively by the government.
The stakeholders called on the State Government to deploy more security to Donga Local Government Area to end hostilities in all affected areas in the southern zone.
They urged the state Government to mandate the thirty man TIV and Jukun Committee to continue the peace building process in conjunction with Community leaders and submit report for consideration.
The stakeholders appealed to the state government to provide relief materials to victims of the recent crisis in Donga who are now living in different internally displaced person’s camps situated in Donga, Kurmi and Bali Local Government Areas.
They urged the government to facilitate the return of all the internally displaced persons to their homes as well as providing them with farming implements for this year’s farming season.
The stakeholders pleaded with the government to expedite action towards the demarcation of boundaries between Taraba and Benue, build military base at Chonku and border villages stating that henceforth land disputes should be resolved by local government Council Chairmen.
They resolved to end hiring of militias and agreed to go back to their domain to talk to their people to douse the crisis charging religious leaders to preach peace to their adherents and called on the government to ensure that security issues are nipped at the bud in the point where breakdown of law and order occurs.
The stakeholders agreed to sue for peace in various media platforms stressing that kidnapping and armed robbery are aftermath of conflicts which should stop.
Representative of the Jukuns, Commissioner of Information and Reorientation Hon. Danjuma Adamu.
In an interview, Representative of the Jukuns who is the Commissioner of Information and Reorientation Danjuma Adamu said there is no need for the Jukuns and Tivs to continue fighting in view of their rich historical background.
He applauded Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku for taken a proactive step to maintain peace in the state and expressed hope that the crisis will end.
The Commissioner promised to give an update on peace efforts as they retire to their various communities to preach peace.
On his part, Representative of the Tivs, who is a legal practitioner Jimme Yongu appreciated Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku for assembling the stakeholders of Tivs and Jukun to talk peace.
He decried the death of women and Children including destruction of lives and property as a result of the crisis.
Yongu, stressed that the Jukuns and Tivs cannot be separated as they have lived together for many years, inter married and called on them to leave in peace.
The stakeholders meeting is another effort initiated by Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku to broker peace in Donga and other communities in the Southern part of the state.
Governor Darius Ishaku has held several meetings within and outside the state with the recent one at Lafia, Nassarawa state to end the lingering crisis between the Tivs and Jukun an indication that he has continued to maintain his mantra for and development for the overall growth of the state.
The Taraba House of Assembly has appropriated 6.5 million USD (about N2.3 billion), which was granted Taraba alongside other selected states by Transparency International for prudent management of resources.
The Chairman, House Committee on Information, Alhaji Bashir Mohammed, made this known to newsmen on Tuesday in Jalingo.
He said the amount, which was not part of the 2020 budget estimates would be utilised by the Taraba Government in the execution of some people-oriented projects and programmes.
The chairman also disclosed that the emergency session of the assembly has given approval to Governor Darius Ishaku’s request to access a N2.5 billion loan from Access Bank Plc as part of measures to fight the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Mohammed (APC-Nguroje Constituency) said the assembly had deliberated and approved the governor’s executive request at an emergency sitting on 11/5/2020.
Mohammed, who is also the Minority Leader of the house, explained that the loan would be drawn from the N100 billion COVID-19 facility provided by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to help state governments in the fight against the spread of the pandemic.
According to him, the loan will have a one-year moratorium and is repayable in 10 years with an interest rate of 4.5 percent, instead of the usual 20 to 21 percent interest charged by banks on conventional loans.