Taraba state Governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku has thanked President Mohammadu Buhari for approving the construction of the Mambilla hydro power project.
The Governor stated this when people of the state paid him Sallah homage at the government lodge in Takum local Government Area.
He said he was thrilled with the announcement since he has worked assiduously to make it a reality.
Governor Ishaku stated that the President was emphatic and swift in taking the decision as the project would be the biggest in Africa.
The Governor stressed that the Mambilla hydro power project when completed, would boost tourism, farming and fishing, making it a multi purpose project.
He challenged the paramount ruler of Sardauna Shehu Audu Baju to always make sure that peace reign in the area.
Governor Ishaku thanked state executive council members, security operatives, PDP leadership in the state, CAN, Muslim Council and Royal fathers for supporting him towards the maintenance of peace in the state.
The Governor also applauded the effort of the Chief of staff Government House administration, SSG, Head of Service and people of the state for their support that has made him to succeed in his administration.
Commenting, Speaker Taraba state of Assembly who was represented by Member Representing Takum two in the state House of Assembly Mark Husseini Bako, says the House of Assembly is identified with the laudable development programs of the Governor that has brought peace and development to the state.
Also speaking, the state Head of service, Simon Istifanus Angyu said the over fourteen thousand civil servants in the state are happy with his leadership mostly on the prompt payment of workers salaries and pensioners, promising to accord him the needed support.
Representative of commissioners of the state, Yusuf Nya Akirikwen stated that the commitment of the Governor towards peace and development was the reason Sallah was celebrated peacefully in the state.
On his part, the Chairman Taraba state council of chiefs Aku Uka who went down memory lane on the history of the Jukun race thanked Governor Darius Ishaku, saying it is his peace initiative in the state that has made the Sallah celebration a success.
Wife of the Governor and the initiator of the Hope Afresh Foundation, Barr. Anna Ishaku, various heads of security formations, royal fathers, religious leaders, commissioners, permanent secretaries and other aides attended event.