As the year 2018 laps on, it is imperative to take stock of Governor Ishaku’s 2017 diary into focus even as we do a quick review of events that capped off the year 2017 and provides us with a compass view into his new year line up.
Festivities no doubt are hallmarks of achievements and fulfillment so to speak. The festivities that brought 2017 to a close easily outlines what His Excellency intends to cast on the sands of time as far as good governance for the citizens is concerned.
The Christmas broadcast by the Governor, amplified the commitment of the government to meet the mountain high expectations of Tarabans hence, the need for government to address key issues like sustainable peace and rapid development. At a time when the entire nation is gradually recovering from the nightmarish recession she underwent quickly brings to mind the gains and giant strides this administration has made with the lean resources available to it.
Taraba is no doubt privileged to have a visionary leader who in all fairness is ready to bring to his over forty decades as a development consultant to bear in transforming the state.
A peaceful environment attracts God’s presence which to a large extent puts us in vantage position with a leader who is hell-bent on ensuring Taraba people live in an environment devoid of tribal and religious differences.
To many a citizen, the outcry for unemployment, better condition of service, prompt payment of salaries, improved healthcare, social services and a lot of demands by citizens where all talking points in various gatherings and social circles.
A trusted leader that he is, the governor was able to weather the storm far beyond what critics termed unrealistic goals. He rose to the occasion and defied all odds.
In bold statement, while hosting members of Nigerian Medical Association, it is clear that a new dawn is here. Gone are the days when tribal sentiments became a determining factor for employment and appointment. Your qualification and how competent and efficient you are will from now on be the yardstick.
Sectors within the state that had loose ends were sealed. We all saw the revival of prompt payment of salaries, improvement in healthcare service and improved agricultural activities through the provision of seedlings and fertilizers at subsidized rate.
Government’s resolve for citizens to seize the moment through the opportunities available to them and build endurance to weather the challenges that lies ahead encapsulates the new year broadcast.
Navigating through the treacherous path of self rediscovery, this administration saw the need to put the interest of citizens above all others.The health sector was a beneficiary of Governor Ishaku’s massive developmental strides. The recently commissioned hospitals in Takum and Wukari are a clear testimony.
The Kashimbila dam received government attention as well and in his wisdom, Governor Ishaku enjoined Tarabans to seek better ways of criticism and not outright condemnation in the face o development.
The rescue mission has exceeded expectations. The lifting of the embargo on unemployment provides a glimmer of hope for the people.
The three thousand teachers recruited into the teaching service and payment of outstanding areas is a phenomenal achievement for this government.
Attaining the top spot in the entire Northern Nigeria in the last West African Examination Council Senior Secondary School Examination is a testament to what this government is poised to do in the not too distant future.
Underlining the lofty goals of this administration, one must be quick to state that our youths are in for a transformation that will change their lives positively.
Good governance is what Tarabans crave for and we have it in the best leader of our time who is leading us through the uncharted waters to our promise land.
As a new dawn looms, it is our firm belief as Tarabans that we will all brace up and give peace a chance to enjoy the dividend of democracy.
The rescue train is still on the rails of progress and speeding through many frontiers both smooth and undulating. As passengers, I urge us to sit tight and join hands in upholding the vision of our true and trusted leader. A new dawn looms in the horizon.