Former Minister of Defense Lt. General TY Danjuma, Rtd, today commissioned the Law Faculty building of Taraba state University Jalingo. The commissioning coincides with the 10th anniversary of the University and the first Convocation ceremony.
General Danjuma congratulated the Vice-Chancellor of the University for a job well done.
According to the Rtd General, achieving such feat is a testament to the commitment and dedication of the government and the University management to ensuring quality in both teaching and learning.
He urged the students of the faculty to dedicate themselves to learning more and aiming to become legal luminaries in the not too distant future. General Danjuma was accompanied by the visitor to the university Gov. Darius Ishaku, his wife Barr. Anna Ishaku, the Deputy Governor, Haruna Manu and a host of dignitaries.
He later inspected part of the office building of the facility.
There was wide jubilation in Jalingo the state capital on Saturday as thousands of Jalingo residents came out in their numbers to welcome Rtd. Gen. TY Danjuma who is in the state to commission some township roads constructed by Governor, Darius Ishaku.
The jubilant crowd besieged the Magami quarters where most of the township roads were commissioned, making it difficult for the retired General, the governor and their entourage to leave the venue after commissioning the road projects. Speaking at the occasion, Governor Darius Ishaku said Magami which is a densely populated area was without basic infrastructure before his assumption of office.
He explained that his administration’s determination to restore the Jalingo master plan necessitated the construction of Jalingo township roads to give the state a befitting capital. “My administration is continuing with all other projects inherited from the previous administration, while we embark on new ones.
“These roads we are commissioning today are part of the new projects we have embarked upon. “We are doing other projects and opening up rural and urban roads to grant easy access for people within the towns and the rural areas,” he said.
He commended the contractor, M/S Wiz China World Wide Engineering Ltd, for delivering on a quality job and within a record time. Earlier, Commissioner for Works and Transport, Tafarki Agbadu said the 6.75km Magami road network was constructed using the best technology to ensure the quality of the project.
According to him, the administration also expanded the 6.5km Jalingo Kona dual carriageway, while work on the Bali Serti Gembu road was ongoing as well as the Mararaba -Pantisawa Wukari -Tsokundi and Takum Chanchanji road.
Taraba state government has said they have reached a consensus with all striking workers in the state. The state Head of Civil Service Mr. Simon Angyo disclosed this in Jalingo on Friday while briefing Journalists at Face the Press, the initiative of Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Public Affairs, Hon. Emmanuel Bello for public officers to give an account of their ministries, department, and agencies.
Workers at the state-owned University, Polytechnic, School of Nursing, and College of Education had earlier embarked on strike over government’s lack of commitment to honoring agreements with the unions.
Angyo said that the government had engaged the respective labour unions into negotiations that yielded fruits leading to the suspension of the strikes. “Let me inform you that as we speak, no union is on strike in the state. All the civil servants in the state who were on strike have called off the strikes.
“We have engaged the umbrella Union body for our Polytechnic, College of Education and School of Nursing as well as the Academic Staff Union of University and have reached a point where all the groups have agreed to call off the strikes”.
This goes to show the commitment of the state government towards the wellbeing of its workers. We hope to keep our side of the bargain to ensure that we don’t have to get to the point of going on strikes before things are resolved”, Angyo said.
Angyo disclosed that alterations of records by civil servants who do not want to leave the service after they are due for retirement has remained a major problem for the service.
He said that the state government was already working to ensure that all data related to the over fourteen thousand civil servants in the state was computerized and safely secured to address the challenge of alteration of records.