The Special Adviser to Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku and Taraba State Coordinator, New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Elder Dennis Nev has lauded the deliberate action plan of the Governor to create jobs and reduce poverty in the State.
Nev, a retired Permanent Secretary Government House Administration, made the commendation today (Tuesday) in his office in Jalingo while briefing journalists on the activities of his office and what the State stands to benefit when the office becomes fully operational.
According to him, the prompt payment of salaries, ongoing recruitment of 3000 school teachers, procurement of fertilizers and other agricultural inputs for farmers as well as the Green House Project among other projects initiated by the Governor were clear indices of good governance which deserve commendation.
“NEPAD goals are aimed at promoting good governance which can fast track development in all facets of human life and these indices are very much on ground in the State from physical infrastructure to skills training which this administration is giving our growing population.
“This is why I commend the Governor for the bold step he has taken to reposition the educational sector of the State. Education is key for all we do. With the recruitment of 3000 teachers, very soon people will stop sending their children to private schools and paying through their nose.
“With this development, the Governor has also rescued a good number of our graduate population who before now were roaming the streets in search of jobs. Many others are now going into agriculture which is highly commendable,” he said.
He noted that the Green House project which has so far employed over 200 youths and the recent presentation of tools to over 335 graduands of Skills Acquisition Training have earned the State a good reputation at the NEPAD national headquarters in Abuja.
Nev noted that because of the giant strides the administration of Governor Darius Ishaku was making in creating jobs and reducing poverty the National Coordinator of NEPAD has indicated interest to visit the State to see how NEPAD National office can help the State to improve on her successes.
The NEPAD State Chief Executive called on the people of the State irrespective of party differences to support the Governor whom he said is doing his best to reposition the State for the good of all, even as he called on NGOs with vision for development to register with NEPAD Taraba and help promote good governance in the State.