Taraba State Governor, Arch. Darius Dickson Ishaku on Monday said Nigeria as a country was not yet matured after 59 years of Independence and called for a drastic change in attitude and approach to governance.
The Governor disclosed this while answering questions from journalists in Jalingo shortly after he arrived the State from Abuja.
“Yes we are 59 years old, but I don’t think we are 59 years matured, it is sweet and ugly. It is sweet because we have Independence, but ugly because we have not been able to utilize the 59 years to take the country to an enviable position.
“It’s a shame that Nigeria as a giant of Africa is still lagging behind. I was in Rwanda and I was amazed at their development in the healthcare sector alone.
“Here we are being called the giant of Africa, but are just sitting giant. A lot still needs to be done. We need to transform our thinking, work hard in education, health and power among others. If we can improve on Power alone, the multiplying effects will be tremendous,” he said.
Governor Ishaku who won his election case at the tribunal in Abuja said he will consolidate on his achievements in Agriculture, Education, Health Care among others for the good of the people of Taraba State.
The Governor thanked the people of Taraba State for coming out in large numbers to welcome him back to the state.
He commended the judiciary for their upright judgement and called on the people to support his administration to serve them better.