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By, Nick Dugba

The Taraba state House of Assembly has adopted a letter from the Executive Governor of Taraba state, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku, seeking the approval of Rev. Nagombe Joseph as Coordinator of Ngada Special Development Area and Nuhu Tsuki, as Coordinator, Yangtu Special Development Area.

 Abel Peter Diah

Abel Peter Diah

In a letter dated 19th December, 2016, and addressed to the Assembly read: “you would note that some months ago, the House on my request approved Ngada Special Development Area Creation Order 2016 in order to bring development closer to our people who were long neglected”.

The Order was said to be assented to by the governor on 21 September, 2016 and the two nominees were to head the two development areas.

During plenary Monday, presided over by Speaker, Abel Peter Diah, the letter was read before the House and the House then unanimously adopted and approved the letter. The Speaker then directed the Clerk, Ismaili Ukwen Tentason to communicate the governor on the new development.

In another development, the House has considered the 2017-2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper, (MTEF/ FSP), which is suppose to set in motion the process of budget presentation by the governor.

Presenting the document before the House during plenary, Majority Leader of the House, Joseph Albasu Kunini, stated that it was a transparent and policy formulation document to ensure fiscal discipline.

Without any debate, the document was adopted and approved by the House while the Clerk was directed to communicate the governor on the new development.