Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku has officially handed over leadership to the new Governor, Rtd. Lt. Col. Agbu Kefas Dantala who carried out his first assignment by inspecting a guard of honor mounted by the Nigeria Police and other security agencies.
Addressing the people of Taraba State, Governor Agbu Kefas expressed his happiness and gratitude for the trust they placed in him through their massive support. He acknowledged the importance of counsel and mentorship from various individuals, particularly highlighting General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma, whom he regarded as a dear father and role model.
The Governor emphasized the need for unity and called on all citizens to put their differences aside to move the state forward. He pledged transparency, responsiveness, and a willingness to welcome constructive criticism in his administration.
Governor Agbu Kefas emphasized his commitment to social justice and the rule of law. His key priorities include addressing the challenges faced by the youth, women, and people with disabilities, with a focus on tackling unemployment and marginalization.
The Governor expressed his determination to create an enabling environment for prosperity and empowerment, utilizing various tools to secure a better future for the next generation. He highlighted the importance of prioritizing basic healthcare, education, and security, as well as the equitable distribution of resources to improve living conditions.
The Governor emphasized the need for unified and peaceful efforts in overcoming challenges and urged Tarabans to embrace change, tap into the energy of the state’s youth, and leverage the experience of all communities.
Governor Agbu Kefas expressed gratitude to former Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku and his team for their work over the past eight years and thanked his family for their support and credited them, along with his parents, for shaping him into the leader he is today.
Governor Agbu Kefas concluded by expressing optimism and commitment to serving the people of Taraba State, promising to utilize the most qualified individuals in his government. He called for the support of the citizens in achieving success and fostering unity and progress in the state.
The swearing-in ceremony, held at the Jolly Nyame Stadium in Jalingo, was attended by esteemed dignitaries, including General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma and Reverend Jolly Tavoro Nyame, among others.