Taraba State Governor, His Excellency Arc Darius Dickson Ishaku has enjoined Christians in the state not to allow the lessons of Easter – the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ – to elude them as they mark this year’s event. He reminded them of the importance and significance of Easter in the Christian Calendar and described it as the period that Christ, the Son of God, demonstrated the greatest act of compassion, humility, and sacrifice for mankind to have salvation.
Governor Ishaku urged Christians to constantly remind themselves of the virtues of peace and forgiveness which Christ amply demonstrated throughout his trial and crucifixion and to allow these virtues to reflect in their conduct and relationship with fellow Christians and humanity generally.
He expressed happiness that peace has gradually returned to the trouble spots and communities in Taraba State and assured that everything will be done to ensure that this achievement is sustained. He pleaded with Tarabans of all ethnic backgrounds, religious faiths, and political affiliations to forget their differences and to work together in the interest of peace and development.
He called for unity and vigilance against insecurity. He said the government was working hard with security agencies to end kidnappings and killings of innocent people by criminals and solicited the support of all men and women of goodwill towards the success of these efforts.
Gov Ishaku wished Christians happy Easter celebrations but also reminded them to take the COVID-19 vaccination which is now available in the state and to continue to observe all protocols against the spread of the pandemic.
BALA DAN ABU
Special Adviser to the Governor
(Media and Publicity)
Governor Darius Ishaku has pledged to harness the cultural potentials of diverse ethnic groups in Taraba State.
The Governor made the pledge during Kumbo Youth and Cultural Day held at Kumbo Special Primary School, Donga Local Government Area.
He remarked that parents have a great role to play in reviving cultural values that are going into extinction for the benefit of upcoming generations.
Governor Ishaku maintained the quest of his administration to boost tourism in a bid to improve social and economic activities.
The Governor promised to upgrade the Primary Health Care Center to a Referral Center in the area to ameliorate the sufferings of the people.
In his remarks, Chief of Staff, Government House Administration, Stephen Haruna Gbana thanked Governor Darius Ishaku for attending the annual festival of the Kumbo Youths.
He assured him of the community’s stance to sustain the cultural event for the benefit of the people.
Earlier, the guest speaker at the occasion, Ekah Ali asked people of the community to pursue the integration of various communities and clans for the advancement of their society.
The guest speaker identified five areas where Youths can be great assets which include: Education, Cultural heritage, Unity, Peace and Community development.
Ekah, advised the youths to embrace Agriculture, engage in sports and entertainment and also participate in politics to contribute their quota to the development of the State.
Traditional dances were also featured at the event.
Story by Joachim Dangana.