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As part of Democracy Day celebration, the Taraba State Governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku, has provided 30 tractors as well as several rice threshing machines, ambulances, Toyota Hilux vans and a cooling van to enhance primary health care in the state.
During the Democracy Day ceremony at the Jolly Nyame Stadium in Jalingo Tuesday, Ishaku reeled out his administration’s achievements during the last three years which included the construction of a Greenhouse where he said seedlings would be produced and distributed to farmers as out-growers.
According to him, the Dangote Sugar Industry had commenced operation after 13 years and that 3000 teachers had been recruited while 10,000 classroom furniture had been procured.
The Governor also boasted of empowering over 3000 youths and women in various skills as well as created the Ministries of Power and Mining. He also disclosed that two countries had approached Taraba for the supply of cocoa and sesame seeds.
He also promised to construct a sophisticated water scheme that would last 25 years with the capacity of providing 75 million liters per day.
Gov. Ishaku, who addressed a large crowd of supporters, however, stated that the provision of 30 tractors was due to the fact that the Tractor Hiring Unit(THU) in the state had failed to produce results hence the need to ‘change strategies’.
The Taraba Governor, whose policy thrust is tagged ‘Rescue Mission’, however, regretted that the only area where his administration had not touched was Tourism, which he attributed to the issue of insecurity.
Earlier in the day, Gov. Ishaku commissioned some township roads as well as flagged off others including the Abuja Phase one- NNPC road.