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Taraba @31: “All Projects Started Will Be Completed” – Gov. Ishaku Assures Tarabans

Taraba @31: “All Projects Started Will Be Completed” – Gov. Ishaku Assures Tarabans

The Executive Governor of Taraba state, His excellency Arc. darius Dickson Ishaku FNIA, MNITP

Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku has reiterated his willingness to complete all projects started by his administration before the end of his tenure.

The Governor gave the assurance during his broadcast on the 27th August, 2022 in commemoration of the creation of Taraba state.

Governor Ishaku in the broadcast, admonished past leaders and highlighted some significant achievements of his administration in various sectors such as education, health, housing, works, poverty alleviation, stressing that his administration equally distributed government projects across the three geopolitical zones of the state.

“Given the remarkable transformation we have seen in the eventful thirty one years in terms of human and material growth index, where many visions and aspirations have been fulfilled and goals achieved, there is no doubt that the foundation of Taraba State on August 27, 1991 justify the aspirations of the citizens.”


“Therefore, I give glory and honor to Almighty God for having guided us thus far. I pay special tribute to the past leaders of our state, both living and dead.”


“Since the beginning of this administration, we have institutionalized transparency rewards from hard work and an unmatched development model that has allowed government projects to be distributed equally and have a direct impact on the overall socio-economic development of Taraba State.”


“Allow me to once more state that all projects started by my administration will be finished and put into service before the end of our tenure. These include, among other things, the DDI garden housing project in the city which I hope will also be a boost to the newly improved civil servants, as each one of them will be encouraged to take a form, complete and fill to own a house and the 5,000,000 litres Greater Jalingo water project I hope to complete before the end of this tenure.”

The Governor said that any form of development without an increase in quality of life will be meaningless, which was why his administration gave the development of human capital a high priority in full even as they are set to conduct the first transparent recruitment process in the civil service since the founding of the state.

On Poverty Alleviation, the Governor said that his administration began a skills training scheme through the poverty alleviation programs in conjunction with the Hope Afresh Foundation Taraba of the First lady, Barr. Anna Darius Ishaku which have trained many youths in practical trades, many of which are now self-employed.

On Education, Governor Ishaku said his administration allocated scarce resources to crucial areas like staff recruitment, training and the provision of infrastructure and educational material which resulted in excellent performance of students in senior secondary school external examinations, consistently placing Taraba state first in northern Nigeria as a result of these investments in education.

On Health, he said that his administration placed first rate medical facilities in every geopolitical zone, as well as the expansion of the Primary Health coverage to service the rural areas, stressing that virtually all the 168 wards have a Primary Health centre with the hiring of qualified medical personnel, provision of equipment and medical supplies.

The Governor said that his administration’s resolve in the health sector was further illustrated in the state’s readiness during the coronavirus outbreak and the relatively low incidences of coronavirus cases that were recorded.

He highlighted some accomplishments that have been replicated throughout the state in the construction of urban and rural roads to include the Mararraba-Baissa-Abong road, the Gada-Lacheke-Pantisawa road, Wukari-Tsokundi road and the multi-billion naira 18km Pantisawa to Jauro Yinu dual carriage way with a fly over at the roadblock, second Nukkai bridge and 6 pedestrian bridges across this road and urge Tarabans to avoid politics of resentment even as we get closer to the general elections at the beginning of the coming year.

PRESS RELEASE: Gov. Ishaku Approves the Dissolution of Local Government Councils

PRESS RELEASE: Gov. Ishaku Approves the Dissolution of Local Government Councils

Taraba State Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku has approved the dissolution of local government councils in the state.

The dissolution followed the expiration of the tenure of the councils on 3/7/2022.

Pursuant to this development, local government council’s chairmen have been directed to hand over the affairs of their respective councils to the Head of local government administration pending the return of the Executive Governor to the state.

Signed: Iliya Bekyu Akweh, Chief Press Secretary to the Executive Governor.

36,000 Taraba Residents HIV Positive – TACA

Over 36,000 people are living with HIV/AIDS in Taraba state,even as the state government has again expressed its commitment to eliminate the virus by 2030.

This was made known at the weekly review performance of the implementation Partners working across HIV, tuberculosis and orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in the State during the weekend.

At the time of filing this report, 36,396 persons living with Human Immuno deficiency Viruses (HIV) in Taraba state, have been captured in the state’s database and are currently under regular treatment.Out of this number, 20,200 are said to be virally suppressed.

The weekly review, which took place at the Situation room of Taraba Action Committee against HIV/AIDS,(TACA), located in the premises of the State secretariat, brought together various implementation partners, including RISE Nigeria, World Health Organization, among others.

Out of the 2,156 persons said to have been tested for HIV across the sixteen local government councils of the State, last week, 77 persons were confirmed positive. 359 of the number tested are children between year 0-14 years old.76 out of the 77 persons who tested positive, were also said to have been linked to treatment with various health facilities scattered across the State.

Speaking at the occasion, the DirectorGeneral of the Agency, Dr. Garba Danjuma said the desire of the state is to eliminate HIV on or before the 2030 target period and to make sure that no person died as a result of the disease again.

Also on his part, the team leader of Reaching Impact and Saturation Epidemic Control (RISE Nigeria), Dr. Joseph Chiegil, alongside other partners, mapped out action points that would assist in addressing the prevalence of the disease.

PRESS RELEASE: LGA Chairmen, Councillors Tenures Ends in Few Days

PRESS RELEASE: LGA Chairmen, Councillors Tenures Ends in Few Days

The tenure of local government chairmen and their councillors in Taraba State will end on Sunday, 3/7/2022.

However, due to the absence of His Excellency, the Executive Governor ARC Darius Dickson Ishaku in the state, Government has directed the council chairmen and the councillors to continue to oversee the affairs of their respective council’s pending the return of the Governor when decision will be taken.

Signed: Iliya Bekyu Akweh, Chief Press Secretary to the Executive Governor.

Taraba Gov’s Wife Gets NBAWF Award, Counsels Female Lawyers

Taraba Gov’s Wife Gets NBAWF Award, Counsels Female Lawyers

Wife of the Executive Governor Barrister (Mrs.) Anna Mbasughun Darius Ishaku

Wife of the Executive Governor and CEO Hope Afresh Foundation, Taraba, Barr. Mrs. Anna Mbasughun Darius Ishaku

Wife of the Governor of Taraba State, Anna Darius Ishaku, has urged young female lawyers to be committed and dedicated to their professional duties.

Mrs Ishaku, a lawyer, gave the counselling during a mentorship programme organised by the Nigerian Bar Association Women Forum (NBAWF).

This was just as the NBAWF gave her an award of honour for her “meritorious services and support.”

The event, which was held at the conference hall of Hope Afresh Foundation, Jalingo, featured discussions on sexual harassment and career progression in legal profession, among other topics. The programme is designed to empower female lawyers to be successful in their professional career, the organisers said.

The governor’s wife stated that learning from seniors helps in improving performance and leads to mastery of the job.

Gov. Ishaku Flagg off Pamanga-Dakka Road Project

Gov. Ishaku Flagg off Pamanga-Dakka Road Project

Governor Darius Ishaku has flagged off the ten point three billion naira, thirty five kilometer Pamanga-Dakka road Project.

The ceremony took place at Pamanga in Bali Local Government Area of the State.

Speaking, Governor Darius Ishaku maintained the stance of his administration to the construction of more roads which is in line with his campaign promise to the late Gangwari of Dakka and the people.

He opined that the massive construction of roads in the State will no doubt enhance security surveillance including boosting of socio economic activities.

The Governor promised to provide funds to Geld, company handling the project in order to complete the road by December.

Governor Darius Ishaku charged the Contractors to maintain quality jobs to leave lasting legacies in the area.

In his Speech, Commissioner of Works Ibrahim Hammanjulde reeled the achievements of Governor Darius Ishaku on road construction to include Magami road network of six point seven kilometer, Takum Chancjanji, dual carriage Jauro Yinu to Pantinapo City gate with pedestral bridges and walk ways.

Others are Bali Serti to Gembu, Marraraba Baissa to Abong, Marraraba Lasheke to Pantisawa,phase one of Jalingo Kona road, Takum Katstina and others.

Hammanjulde, expressed confidence on the project to boost socio economic activities and as well enhance security of the area.

On his part, Chairman Bali Local Government Area Musa Mamud enumerated the giant strides of Governor Darius Ishaku in Bali to include drilling of solar boreholes, extension of Bali roundabout, renovation of schools, supply of transformers and the ongoing Pamanga Dakka road.

Mamud, who appreciated Governor Darius Ishaku for commencing the Construction of the Pamanga Dakka road appealed to him to upgrade the Bali General hospital to a Specialist hospital to mitigate the travelling of patients to various health facilities outside Bali Local Government Area.

In his vote of thanks, Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly Hamman Adama Abdullahi thanked Governor Darius Ishaku for flagging off the road project.

He said past administrations have made efforts to construct the road which could not see the light of the day and applauded Governor Darius Ishaku for his doggedness and resilience for making the day a reality.