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Gov. Agbu Kefas Receives CEO of XeJet

Gov. Agbu Kefas Receives CEO of XeJet

His Excellency, Dr. Agbu Kefas received the CEO of XeJet, Mr. Emmanuel Iza in Jalingo, this afternoon. During the meeting, the CEO made known his intention of partnering Taraba State on Air Taraba.

He explained that setting up Air Taraba would stimulate economic growth.

According to the CEO of XeJet Air, the proposed Air Taraba is a 50-seater regional jet service and will provide domestic passenger services on Abuja Jalingo routes and others to be created later.

The Governor in his usual demeanour of always paying attention to any initiative/idea that will develop the present state of Taraba, acknowledged the proposition of Mr. Emmanuel Iza and re-emphasized the commitment of his administration to upgrade the Suntai Airport – as the re-modeling of the airport is ongoing.

Present during the visit are top government functionaries and some members of the state House of Assembly.

Kefas Palliative Market: Gov. Agbu Kefas Inspects Rehabilitation of Market

Kefas Palliative Market: Gov. Agbu Kefas Inspects Rehabilitation of Market

Gov. Agbu Kefas Inspection of Market during visit

Gov. Agbu Kefas Inspection of Market during visit

Taraba State Governor, Dr Agbu Kefas has said that the Kefas Palliative Market in Jalingo will soon become operative.

The Governor disclosed this on Tuesday when he paid an inspection visit to the site of the Market.

Commenting on the level of work so far executed, Dr Agbu Kefas expressed satisfaction and said the market will commence activities very soon.

The Company handling the project, Mesoto Group Limited said they will deliver the project in a few weeks.

The Managing Director of the company Mr Jerry Damara and Mr Nixon Dickson spoke on the progress of work so far.

– Hassan Garba.

Kefas Palliative Market: Gov. Agbu Kefas Inspects Market Site

Kefas Palliative Market: Gov. Agbu Kefas Inspects Market Site

In a proactive move to alleviate the potential impact of subsidy removal on essential commodities, H.E Dr. Agbu Kefas’ new initiative known as the “Kefas Palliative Market” is set to become a hub where goods will be available at subsidized prices for the benefit of Tarabans.

Governor Kefas carried out a site inspection of the market located in Pantinopu, marking a significant step toward its realization.

The commitment of Taraba state to prioritize its citizens is resounding, as the Governor affirmed, “In Taraba, we will always put our People at the forefront of anything we do.”

The Kefas Palliative Market initiative reflects this dedication to the well-being of the community, aiming to provide relief during challenging times, such as the recent subsidy removal.

This market promises to be a lifeline for Tarabans, ensuring access to affordable essential goods when they need it most.

Gov. Agbu Kefas Appoints Prof. Leslie As Trade Ambassador – Hon. Nagombe

Gov. Agbu Kefas Appoints Prof. Leslie As Trade Ambassador – Hon. Nagombe

His Excellency, Dr Kefas Agbu has appointed Prof Leslie D.J Rogers as Taraba State International Trade Ambassador and Special Advisor to Taraba State.

The appointment is in the capacity of the Professor to represent and advise the Government of Taraba State on international trade matters, particularly as they relate to Ecotourism, Environment and Climate Change.

Prof Leslie D.J Rogers is a fellow of Order of International Experts (F.O.I.E), Subject Matter Expert (SME) and a UN Diplomat of renown repute and a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago.

The appointment takes effect immediately and is for a renewable term of four (4) years.

On behalf of the Governor, the Commissioner, Ministry of Heritage and Ecotourism, Hon. Joseph Titus Nagombe presented the appointment letter to him at the Taraba State University LT 1D during a Global Youth Summit by the Western Institute of Advanced Leaders themed “Global Ecotourism, climate change and agricultural development in Taraba state”.

The commissioner stated that, the state hopes to collaborate with the Professor and leverage on his wealth of knowledge on global economic dynamics, wide experience, expertise and competence to widen the economic horizon of Taraba state.

The commissioner also noted that, plans are in pipeline to get a master plan and guide for tourism in Taraba and the Governor is committed to bringing it to reality.

He further enjoined Tarabans to continue to pray for the Moving Forward mantra of Dr Kefas Agbu as it is already a reality.

Taraba Government Collaborates With German Firm to Address Climate Change and Waste Management

Taraba Government Collaborates With German Firm to Address Climate Change and Waste Management

Gov. Agbu Kefas, Two Commissioners visits German Firm, CUTEC E & E LTD in Abuja.

Gov. Agbu Kefas, Two Commissioners visits German Firm, CUTEC E & E LTD in Abuja.

In a bid to tackle pressing environmental challenges, the Executive Governor, Dr. Agbu Kefas, led a high-level delegation to a crucial meeting in Abuja. The Governor was accompanied by Hajiya Aishatu Barde, Commissioner of Environment and Climate Change, and Hon. Shonzen Bernard, Commissioner of Waste Management and Innovation.

The delegation convened with representatives of German CUTEC E & E LTD, a renowned environmental solutions company. Also present at the meeting were Ms. Anne Dirkling, the Country Manager, and Prof. Onyeche Theodore, Director of International Operations and the German Government’s representative at the European Commission on Environment.

The discussions, held against the backdrop of mounting global environmental concerns, centered on multifaceted issues encompassing Climate Change, Waste Management, and the facilitation of Carbon Credit Schemes by the German Government and the European Union.

During the meeting, the parties engaged in extensive deliberations, seeking effective strategies to address the adverse impacts of Climate Change and enhance Waste Management and Treatment methods. The partnership between the Nigerian state government and the German firm signifies a progressive step towards ameliorating these critical issues that affect both nations and the global community at large.

Dr. Agbu Kefas, speaking on behalf of his state’s administration, stressed the significance of international collaboration in combatting environmental challenges. “We are committed to adopting sustainable solutions that will safeguard our environment for present and future generations. This partnership with German CUTEC E & E LTD is a testament to our dedication to these principles,” Governor Kefas stated.

The presence of Ms. Anne Dirkling, the Country Manager of German CUTEC E & E LTD, underscored the company’s commitment to fostering cooperation in environmental conservation.

Prof. Onyeche Theodore, representing the German Government at the European Commission on Environment, emphasized the significance of such collaborations in the global fight against environmental degradation.

The meeting culminated in a commitment to explore joint initiatives aimed at mitigating Climate Change, optimizing Waste Management practices, and facilitating access to Carbon Credit Schemes. This collaboration signifies a crucial step towards a greener future and underscores the role of international partnerships in achieving global environmental objectives.

Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) Set to Open Branch Office in Jalingo

Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) Set to Open Branch Office in Jalingo

The Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) is set to open a branch office in Jalingo.

This was disclosed by the Chairman, Mal. Tijjani Zubairu when he led other delegation of the council to the state Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry on a courtesy visit.

The meeting which was held at the office of the honourable commissioner, discussed and mapped out ways of establishing a state office and to fully operationalize her activities in Taraba state.

The body is set to be placed directly under the state ministry for commerce and industry and be headed by the Commissioner.

In his remark, the Commissioner Hon. Yusuf Tanimu Njeke assured the delegation of the Ministry’s total support in actualizing the set goal which is inline with the rescue mission mandate of the Executive Governor.