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His Excellency, Dr. Agbu Kefas, has announced a series of groundbreaking initiatives aimed at transforming the state’s future. Speaking from the Exco Chamber at Government House Jalingo while interacting with Journalists, the Governor outlined his vision for the Kefas Palliative Market, improved education, and much more.

Affordable Food with the Kefas Palliative Market: In a move to ease the burden of rising food prices, Governor Dr. Agbu Kefas revealed plans to establish the Kefas Palliative Market. Here, essential food items will be available at more affordable prices.

Education as a Cornerstone: The Governor emphasized the importance of education as the foundation of a thriving society. To this end, he has implemented policies that provide free education for primary and secondary schools. This initiative aims to break down barriers to learning and empower future generations. Additionally, fees for higher institutions are set to be reduced by 50%, alleviating financial constraints for parents and guardians.

Welfare of Workers: Governor Kefas reiterated his commitment to ensuring the timely payment of salaries and pensions, guaranteeing a comfortable life for the people of Taraba.

Empowering the Youth: To engage and empower the youth, the Governor is working on providing incentives for NYSC members serving in the state, especially those who choose to teach in schools. Their skills and education can contribute significantly to the state’s development.

Security and Environmental Preservation: The Governor affirmed his dedication to prioritizing security and addressing security threats in collaboration with law enforcement agencies. Mining activities have been temporarily suspended to mitigate their impact on the environment and local communities.

Enhanced Healthcare Facilities: Healthcare is fundamental, and Dr. Agbu Kefas is committed to improving healthcare assets and facilities across the state. The goal is to ensure that quality medical care is accessible without the need for long-distance travel.

Unlocking Tourism Potential: Recognizing the potential of tourism as an investment, the Governor plans to open the doors to both local and international investors. He envisions Taraba State becoming a world-class tourism center, offering vast opportunities for growth and development.

Infrastructure Development: Basic infrastructure development is crucial for progress, and the Governor reaffirmed his commitment to enhancing robust electricity and other essential infrastructure to improve the lives of citizens. He pledged transparency and accountability in local government development efforts.

Aviation Training for Youth: Dr. Agbu Kefas announced plans to recruit and train youth in the state for aviation studies. Interested young individuals will soon have the opportunity to enroll in the College of Aviation Zaria for training to support the aviation sector in Taraba State.

The Governor answered questions from members of the press during the event, which was attended by key figures, including the Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, the Deputy Speaker, the Chief of Staff, and other high-ranking government officials.