NEW YEAR MESSAGE OF HIS EXCELLENCY, THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF TARABA STATE, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku.
Happy and prosperous new year, fellow good people of Taraba State.
First of all, I wish to congratulate every Taraban on the occasion of the new year, 2022, and to offer my heartfelt gratitude to God Almighty for his kindness and mercy, as well as the excellent and amazing things he has done in our lives in the previous year.
Taraba State has had a very interesting year in 2021, and the good Lord has been able to see us through despite the ups and downs along the way.
Today, our new year’s resolutions should be to make a solemn pledge to be decent citizens by providing our fair share, no matter how small, to make our beloved state a better place for everybody.
We can only accomplish this if we follow the law and inculcate the spirit of love, togetherness, and being our brother’s keeper. Our watchword should be security awareness.
Late last year, I had the opportunity of donating Toyota Hilux vans to security organizations in order for them to properly carry out surveillance of the state.
Everyone has a civic duty to cooperate and provide pertinent information to law enforcement officials.
The security forces in the state have made substantial contributions to the reduction of armed banditry, herdsmen/farmers clashes, tribal feuds, and kidnapping and therefore need our cooperation.
In the run-up to the 2023 general election, political activity will pick significantly in 2022. All political parties would hold primaries to select candidates for various political offices. As a result, I implore individuals who intend to run for office to exercise restraint.
Let us play the game by the rules so that the will of the people is respected and protected at the end of the day.
I would also like to appeal to religious leaders, traditional rulers, parents, and guardians to keep a tight grip on the youths so that they do not become agents of instability in the hands of misguided individuals seeking power at any cost. Because our common humanity transcends our ethnic, religious, and political ties, we must protect the sanctity of all lives.
Permit me to take this opportunity to urge the Presidency and the National Assembly to work together to create an electoral act that will make elections transparent and acceptable to Nigerians and the international community.
Finally, I wish to reassure Tarabans of the Rescue Mission’s resolve to continue providing democratic dividends and completing all existing projects before the conclusion of our tenure next year.
God bless Taraba State.