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His Excellency, Dr. Agbu Kefas.

His Excellency, Dr. Agbu Kefas.

His Excellency, Dr. Agbu Kefas, commemorated his first 100 days in office with a resounding speech outlining the achievements and ambitious plans for Taraba State’s future.

In a comprehensive address delivered on September 6, 2023, Governor Kefas highlighted significant accomplishments and his commitment to building a more prosperous and secure Taraba State.

Infrastructure Development: Governor Kefas unveiled a commitment to key infrastructure projects aimed at enhancing road networks, healthcare facilities, and educational institutions. Notably, plans to reopen and upgrade the vital Suntai Airport in Jalingo were announced, promoting economic growth and improved connectivity.

Agricultural Transformation: The government has been actively supporting farmers and introducing modern farming techniques to harness Taraba State’s fertile land. Plans to further bolster food security and agricultural productivity are in motion.

Education and Skill Development: Investment in education and skill development programs is underway to empower the youth for future challenges. Continued support for educational institutions is recognized as essential.

Healthcare Access: Access to quality healthcare is a fundamental right, and the government aims to expand healthcare services to reach more communities, ensuring timely and affordable healthcare for all.

Security: Security remains a top priority, with collaborative efforts and enhanced border surveillance to address security challenges. Engaging local communities and responsible border business practices are integral components of the plan.

Civil Service Reform: A comprehensive civil service reform agenda will enhance the efficiency and transparency of the government, focusing on capacity building, merit-based recruitment, transparency, and digitalization.

Payment of Salaries, Pensions, and Entitlements: Governor Kefas acknowledged the challenges faced by civil servants and retirees regarding timely payments and outlined steps to address these issues, including improved financial management and automation of payment systems.

Mining Activities: Responsible mining practices are at the forefront, with a commitment to environmental impact assessments, sustainable mining, strict regulations, community engagement, health and safety measures, water management, biodiversity conservation, waste management, and transparent monitoring and reporting.

Unemployment, Rural Development, Corruption Eradication, and Infrastructure Completion: While significant progress has been made, the government remains dedicated to reducing unemployment, promoting rural development, fighting corruption, and expediting ongoing infrastructure projects.

Governor Kefas assured the people of Taraba State of his commitment to fulfilling campaign promises. He emphasized that Taraba State is on the path to progress, and with continued support and collaboration, a stronger, more prosperous, and inclusive future lies ahead.