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Gov. Agbu Kefas Swears-In Mr. Paul Tino Maigida as New Head of Civil Service

Gov. Agbu Kefas Swears-In Mr. Paul Tino Maigida as New Head of Civil Service

A photoshoot with the Governor during the swearing in ceremony of the new Head of Service.

In a significant ceremony held at the Exco Chamber of the Government House in Jalingo, His Excellency, Dr. Agbu Kefas administered the oath of office to Mr. Paul Tino Maigida, officially appointing him as the new Head of Civil Service of the State.

Addressing the gathering, Governor Agbu Kefas emphasized the meticulous process that led to Mr. Maigida’s appointment, underscoring his administration’s unwavering commitment to transparency and accountability in governance. He hailed the appointment as a new chapter in the state’s civil service history and urged Mr. Maigida to prioritize efficiency, stressing its critical role in advancing the state’s development agenda.

In his acceptance speech, Mr. Paul Tino Maigida pledged to align his actions with the core principles of Governor Agbu Kefas’s “five-finger agenda.” He expressed his dedication to implementing reforms aimed at enhancing productivity within the civil service, thereby contributing to the overall progress of Taraba state.

The solemn oath of office and allegiance was administered by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Filibus Joel Agya, symbolizing the formal commencement of Mr. Maigida’s tenure as the Head of Civil Service.

The inauguration ceremony marked a significant milestone in the governance of Taraba state, signifying a renewed commitment to effective leadership and service delivery under the stewardship of Governor Agbu Kefas.

Governor Kefas Clinches Daily Asset’s Governor of the Year Award

Governor Kefas Clinches Daily Asset’s Governor of the Year Award

The Award being handed over to the Governor by his representative, Sen. Shuaibu Lau.

His Excellency, Dr. Agbu Kefas, has been bestowed with the prestigious Governor of the Year Award in education and agricultural development by the Daily Asset Newspaper. The accolade was presented to Governor Kefas during the 7th annual awards and lecture ceremony held at the Nicon Luxury Abuja.

The recognition of Governor Kefas’s remarkable achievements in education and agriculture underscores his administration’s unwavering commitment to fostering sustainable development in Taraba State. The award is a testament to Governor Kefas’s substantial investments and strategic initiatives aimed at advancing both sectors within the state.

Sen. Shuaibu Lau with the award.

Senator Shuaibu Lau, representing northern Taraba, accepted the award on behalf of Governor Kefas and expressed gratitude to the management of Daily Asset newspaper for acknowledging the governor’s exemplary leadership and dedication to the welfare of Tarabans. Senator Lau affirmed that the recognition would inspire Governor Kefas to redouble his efforts in serving the people of Taraba State.

Dr. Cletus Akwaya, the Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of Daily Asset newspaper, commended Governor Kefas’s outstanding performance, particularly in education and agriculture, within a relatively short period. He highlighted Governor Kefas’s free education policy and steadfast commitment to enhancing both sectors as pivotal drivers of development.

Representing the Aku Uka at the event, Alhaji Abubakar Salihu Danbawuro, the Chief of Ibi, emphasized that the honor bestowed upon Governor Kefas by Daily Asset Newspaper extends beyond the governor himself to the entire state, reflecting collective progress and development.

The occasion was further enriched by cultural performances from Taraba State, showcasing the rich heritage and diversity of the region.

The Daily Asset Governor of the Year Award serves as a resounding endorsement of Governor Kefas’s visionary leadership and transformative impact, inspiring hope and confidence in the trajectory of Taraba State’s development journey.

Taraba Government to Launch Endowment and Empowerment Fund to Rebuild Takum, Other Crisis Areas

Taraba Government to Launch Endowment and Empowerment Fund to Rebuild Takum, Other Crisis Areas

Hassan Garba.

The Governor of Taraba state, Dr. Agbu Kefas has said that his administration will soon launch an endowment and empowerment fund for the rebuilding of Takum and other areas affected by crises in the state.

Dr Agbu Kefas disclosed this on Wednesday at the Exco Chamber Government House, Jalingo while receiving the report of the visitation Panel set up to tour projects executed by Gen. TY Danjuma in the area.

He added that friends and other well wishers will be invited to contribute to the rebuilding of the areas.

According to him, the gesture will bring about forgiveness and healing of wounds in the areas that have experienced conflicts.

Dr. Agbu Kefas said the time has passed when nothing good or positive is said about Taraba except negativity.

He solicited the support and cooperation of all irrespective of party affiliations to change the narrative about Taraba for the better.

Dr Agbu Kefas said many projects are in Takum and it is now left for the state to utilize them for the benefit of the people.

The Governor assured that his administration will do everything possible to improve the lives of the common people in the state

Governor Agbu Kefas also reiterated the determination of his administration to do justice to the people of the state and urged the people to embrace any positive change that will come their way.

He also disclosed that a five Star hotel will be built in Takum to provide accommodations for tourists who will be visiting the state.

He urged the Panel to plead with the families having lands close to the Gen. TY Danjuma University Takum to sell it to the state which will be donated for the expansion of the University project.

The leader of the visitation panel to Takum, Dr. Emmanuel Lawson, while presenting the report, commended Gen. TY Danjuma for conceiving the University in Takum and said when completed it will be a world-class institution that will impact on the development of the state.

Dr. Emmanuel Lawson said virtually all the projects cited by Gen. TY Danjuma in Takum were meant to service the public and not for profit making.

The panel suggested that the Taraba State government should constitute a team to appreciate General TY Danjuma for the impactful projects cited in Takum which are beneficial to all indigenes of the state and Nigeria at large.

The panel urged the government to also create a forum or platform to bring together elites from Southern Taraba to discuss ways and modalities for lasting peace in the zone.


World Cancer Day: Taraba First Lady Advocates Early Detection and Healthy Living

World Cancer Day: Taraba First Lady Advocates Early Detection and Healthy Living

The First Lady of Taraba State, Mrs. Agyin Kefas has reiterated the importance of early diagnosis, disease awareness, and timely medical checks in combating the menace of cancer. Mrs. Kefas emphasized the need to spread awareness about cancer risks while dispelling the notion that it is invariably a death sentence.

She underscored the pivotal role of early detection in effectively tackling cancer, stressing the necessity for collaborative efforts among stakeholders to enhance education and awareness, particularly in rural areas. She emphasized that through proactive measures and community engagement, the impact of cancer can be mitigated.

Highlighting the significance of healthy living, Mrs. Kefas emphasized the role of dietary discipline and lifestyle choices in cancer prevention. She urged individuals to adopt healthy eating habits and prioritize overall wellness to reduce the risk of developing cancer.

World Cancer Day serves as a global platform to raise awareness and mobilize action against cancer. The day encourages individuals, organizations, and communities worldwide to unite in the fight against all forms of cancer, emphasizing prevention, early detection, treatment, and support for those affected by the disease.

Mrs. Agyin Kefas’s advocacy underscores Taraba State’s commitment to addressing the challenges posed by cancer and promoting public health initiatives aimed at improving the well-being of its citizens. As the world comes together to confront the scourge of cancer, Mrs. Kefas’s call for proactive measures and healthy lifestyle choices resonates as a beacon of hope and resilience in the fight against this formidable adversary.

Kashimbila Dam/Airport: Gov. Agbu Kefas Appoints Special Committee Ahead of Commissioning

Kashimbila Dam/Airport: Gov. Agbu Kefas Appoints Special Committee Ahead of Commissioning

In a strategic move towards the official inauguration of the Kashimbila Dam and Airport projects, His Excellency, Dr. Agbu Kefas, has approved the formation of a specialized committee. The committee comprises esteemed members from various sectors, tasked with ensuring the seamless preparation and execution of the commissioning ceremony scheduled for February 23rd, 2024, at 10 am.

Led by Dr. Jedi Williams mni, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, the committee boasts a diverse array of professionals and stakeholders. Notable members include Rt. Hon. Mark Useni – MHR, Musa Siman, Esq., and several honorable commissioners representing key ministries such as Water Resources & Aquatic Affairs, Energy, Works & Infrastructure, and Transportation.

Additionally, representatives from local government councils, law enforcement agencies including the DPOs of Takum and Ussa LGAs, as well as the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) have been appointed to the committee.

Dr. Emmanuel Lawson, Jechonia Agabi, Jerome Luka, and other esteemed individuals also serve as members, alongside community leaders and officials from relevant government agencies.

The committee’s primary objective is to oversee the meticulous planning and coordination of the commissioning event, which will be graced by the esteemed presence of former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. With this distinguished assembly of members, Taraba State is poised to mark a significant milestone in its infrastructure development journey.

Expressing confidence in the committee’s capabilities, Sanda Yusuf, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, reiterated the state’s commitment to delivering these transformative projects for the benefit of all Tarabans.

As the countdown begins to the historic event, anticipation mounts for the unveiling of the Kashimbila Dam and Airport, representing a monumental leap forward in Taraba’s infrastructure landscape.