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His Excellency, Dr. Agbu Kefas, has officially signed into law a bill amending the tenure of Local Government Chairmen to two years. The historic signing ceremony took place on November 16, 2023, at the Government House in Jalingo.

This decision follows the reception of an executive communication by the Taraba State House of Assembly on November 9, 2023, proposing the reduction of the tenure from three to two years. The swift processing and unanimous passage of the bill into law by the State Assembly on November 15, 2023, exemplify the collaborative efforts between the executive and legislative arms of the government.

Governor Agbu Kefas expressed his satisfaction with the seamless synergy, emphasizing its dedication to the overall development of Taraba State. He assured citizens that the upcoming local government election on November 18th will be conducted democratically, and the elected chairmen will receive thorough engagement to ensure their success.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Governor Kefas pledged the administration’s commitment to making Taraba the leading state in the country. The event was attended by dignitaries, including Deputy Governor Alhaji Aminu Alkali, former Deputy Governor Senator Haruna Manu, House leaders, the State Chairman of PDP, party executives, and the Secretary to the Government of the State, Chief Gebon Kataps.

This landmark amendment reflects Taraba State’s dedication to responsive and accountable governance, fostering a dynamic political landscape that aligns with the aspirations of its people.

– Office of the Commissioner of Information and Re-orientation, Taraba State Government, Jalingo.