Taraba State Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku has reiterated his administration’s resolve to complete the Marraraba-Baissa-Abong road before the end of the tenure of his administration.
Governor Ishaku was speaking yesterday in Jalingo when some critical stakeholders from Kurmi LGA led by the Affah Tigun, Ibrahim Ishaya Etsu paid him a thank you visit for the appointment of the Permanent Secretary, Press Affairs to the Executive Governor, Prince Iliya Bekyu Akweh and the Provost College of Education Zing, Professor Ejika Sambo.
Ishaku assured that he has initiated a better method of funding the execution of the project which according to him is too dear to his heart.
The Governor was optimistic that with the new way of funding, the project would be completed according to specification .
He also emphasized that the completion of the project was basically an appreciation to the people of the area for massively voting for him in 2015 and 2019.
The Governor pointed out that besides his administration’s commitment towards fixing of road in line with his electioneering campaign promises, the road has huge economic values which when completed would help to open up the entire local government area.
He however advised the people especially traditional rulers to take the security of the area with all seriousness by monitoring and reporting the influx of criminal elements to constituted authorities for necessary action.
He appealed to the people of the area to give maximum support to the deputy governor, Engineer Haruna Manu during the forthcoming elections for a better representation at the red chamber of the National Assembly.
Earlier, the Affah Tigun Ibrahim Ishaya Etsu told the Governor that their visit was to thank him for the recent appointments of the two sons of the area into the positions of Permanent Secretary and Provost in his government emphasizing that the people of Kurmi will not forget him in a hurry for the attention he has been giving to them since he assumed duties as the governor in the state in 2015.
Also in a brief remarks, Justice Emmanuel Audu Dodo said the people of Kurmi local government would remain grateful to the Governor for his magnanimity and sustained love for the area.
The Deputy Governor Engineer Haruna Manu, Commissioner of Budget and Economic Planning Solomon Elisha, Chairman Kurmi local government Joseph John Danladi Amamzalla, Justices Silas Haruna and Emmanuel Garba, former speaker of the state House of Assembly Simon Dogari , Chairman Governing Council of the State Polytechnic Lydia Ambituni, Special Advisers, Permanent Secretaries among others witnessed the ceremony.
– Iliya Bekyu Akweh,
Chief Press Secretary to the Executive Governor.