Taraba State Governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku says with the high spirit and so much enthusiasm and excitement exhibited by Tarabans during this period of Christmas, Taraba will soon experience a paradigm shift.
Governor Darius Ishaku stated this in Rimi Primary School Takum during the Boxing Day celebration, saying that, Christmas is a day to celebrate agape love therefore everyone should ensure that the love shown during this season of Christmas transcends beyond the celebration and becomes part and parcel of their lives.
Darius Ishaku maintained that where there is love, there wouldn’t be strife whatsoever and tasked those gathered to ensure that peace which is the bedrock of development is maintained and sustained in their respective domain so that government can take advantage of and develop the State speedily.
He reaffirmed his determination to transform the State for the better by engaging the citizenry in skills that will better their lives and to equally contribute meaningfully to the economic development of the State.
The Governor revealed that the first batch of trainees in the State will be graduating by January and another would be engaged until all Tarabans are into one trade or the other, or gainfully employed, adding that this will go a long way in reducing idleness and unnecessary bickering among the people.
Governor Darius Ishaku said concerted effort will be made to ensure Taraba State progresses steadily until it becomes a force to reckoned with in the country, particularly in the areas of tea manufacturing, rice farming, mining and beef production as he urged all Tarabans to tightened their belts because lots of people would involved in the new drive.
Darius Ishaku spoke more on the importance of peace and harmonious coexistence in the State, “This is the peace we are talking about, and you have all shown it, and I commend you all for this wonderful show of love. I urge us to keep sustaining the peace because without peace, the development we all seek will not come to our doorsteps,” he stated.
He appreciated all and sundry for coming to celebrate Christmas with him in his country home, Takum and specially thanked all the dance groups from various Local Government Areas for the wonderful entertainment.
The Governor in his magnanimity gave out two Hajj seats to one Papalolo who is always present at every gathering the Governor attends and to a little Amina, who sang a song for him and also gave gifts to all the cultural groups who performed during the boxing day celebration as a token of love for the season.
Some of the cultural dances displayed during the occasion included that of the Tiv, Ichen, Mumuye, Kuteb, Jukun , and Drama presentation from the Taraba State Arts Council.