Taraba state Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku on Friday Commissioned two township roads within Jalingo metropolis in continuation of activities marking his one year in office as the captain of the rescue agenda.
Road commissioning The two township roads Commissioned by the Governor were the Jolly Nyame Way, a single carriage way terminating at the Specialist Hospital of about 2.4 kilometers and the palace way, a dual carriageway starting from the state Ministry of works roundabout and connecting Karofi roundabout at the total cost of one billion, five hundred and eighty three million, three hundred and sixty thousand, two hundred and fifty-seven point fifty Kobo (1,583,360,257.50).
While cutting the tape, Darius Ishaku gave God gratitude for giving him the grace to fulfil his campaign promises and reiterated his administration’s determination to do more if peace is maintained and sustained in the state.
He further said his administration will install Street lights on the dual carriage way and commended both the state Ministry of Works and Transport and PW construction company for working hard to ensure that the projects were carried out according to specification.
Speaking before the commissioning, the Commissioner of Works and Transport, Dr. Tafarki Agbadu Eneme said the two projects were inherited from the immediate past administration and both were at about 35 percent completion levels.
Dr. Agbadu explained that the reconstruction of the two projects were awarded to PW Construction Company Nigeria Limited in January of 2015, with reinforced concrete side drainages for the palace way and reinforced blockwork side drains for the Jolly Nyame Way.
He also informed the Governor that PW Construction Company has promised to maintained the two roads for the next twelve months.
Similarly, Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku inspected the reconstruction of Magami road, starting from the Izala Mosques roundabout and connecting to Hammaruwa dual carriageway which is being handled by WE Construction Company Nigeria Limited as well as the Greenhouse project which is being handled by UNIDO, an Israeli company that specialises in the production of vegetables.
Governor Darius Ishaku also inspected the construction of studios and the digitisation process going on in the two state broadcast stations, the Taraba Television Corporation TTV, and the Taraba State Broadcasting Service TSBS.
While at TTV, the Governor inspected the new studio which is almost completed and the new digital transmitter which the installation has reach appreciable stage.
However, Governor Ishaku could not hide his displeasure with the standard of the studio, but said effort will made to correct some of the deficiencies noticed, reiterating that he intends to give the station a state-of the-art studio that suits modern Television Broadcasting.
During the inspection visit, Governor Darius Ishaku, the Deputy Governor, Engr. Haruna Manu and the Speaker Taraba state House of Assembly, Hon. Peter Abel Diah were hosted on a live Television programme.
The Governor and the entire entourage were conducted round the facility by the Acting General Manager, Bryson Ahmed Ben.
Jolly Nyame Way At TSBS, the Governor was conducted round the the station’s studio by the Acting General Manager, Andeyarka Theophilus who told the Governor that the station is Broadcasting using analogue signal transmitter which are now obsolete and that the station uses outside broadcast Van, OB Van for its daily transmission.
Andeyarka Theophilus appealed to the Governor to speed up the digitisation process to ease the pressure of getting a damaged part in the country which are rarely available.
Responding, Arc. Darius Ishaku assured the Acting General Manager that he will prevail on Pinnacle to hasten up the supply of the TSBS digital transmitter immediately they are through with Taraba Television.