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Gov. Ishaku’s Son Weds in Kaduna

Gov. Ishaku’s Son Weds in Kaduna

Governor Ishaku's Son Weds in Kaduna

Former President Goodluck Jonathan Attends the Wedding Ceremony of Taraba state Governor’s Son in Kaduna State.

The wedding solemnisation between Darius Ikan-Tubui Ishaku and Zulaihatu Hannatu Ibrahim took place in Kaduna on Saturday July 17, 2021 at Our Saviours Anglican Church, Katsina Road, Kaduna.

The ceremony which was attended by former President Goodluck Jonathan and several serving and former governors drew a large crowd from all parts of the country.

Both the church auditorium and the reception arena were filled beyond their capacies.

President Muhammadu Buhari was represented by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor.

The Taraba State Deputy Governor, Engr. Haruna Manu and his wife, speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Albasu Kunini and virtually all members of the House, members of the state Executive Council, traditional rulers, chairmen of all the Local Government Council Areas and their spouses and many other federal and state governments officials from around the country were also in attendance.

Traditional troupes from Taraba State were also fully there to provide entertainment at the reception and other side events organised as part of the ceremony.

– Bala Dan Abu, Special Adviser to the Governor.
(Media and Publicity)

“We Will Reposition Agriculture as Bedrock of the Economy in Taraba State” – Gov. Ishaku

“We Will Reposition Agriculture as Bedrock of the Economy in Taraba State” – Gov. Ishaku

Taraba State Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku has assured that his administration remains resolute in its determination to reposition agriculture as the bedrock of the state’s economy.

Ishaku who spoke in Government House, Jalingo, on Friday during the inauguration of the Governing Council of the College of Agriculture and the swearing in ceremony of the chairman and members of the State Independent Electoral Commission, SIEC, said inspite of the challenges posed by insecurity and communal crises in the state, his administration has made significant progress in repositioning agriculture as a lucrative enterprise.

He said many people in the state were now into farming business on various scales and levels as a result of which Taraba State has joined the league of major producers of rice, maize, beniseed, soya beans and cassava, among others.

He said his government’s efforts in promoting agriculture has resulted in a situation whereby Taraba State is now contributing substantially to the food needs of the country.

The Governor said the ultimate goal of the state is to produce enough rice to meet the needs of the country and save the country the huge expenditure on importation.

He assured that his administration will assist farmers to secure financial assistance from local and international financial institutions to boost food production.

Governor Ishaku urged the Governing Council of the College of Agriculture to key into this policy of government for quicker results and advised the Council of the institution to come up with innovative ideas that can help farmers become more productive.

The Governing Council of the institution is headed by Dr Muhammed Shatta, a former minister.

Turning to the board of SIEC, Governor Ishaku praised the organisation for consistently asserting its independence and for conducting elections that were free, fair and credible.

He urged the commission to remain focused and should not be distracted by false accusations.

The board of SIEC is headed by Dr Phillip Duwe who also spoke on behalf of the two boards that were inaugurated.

Dr Duwe praised the Governor for always being meticulous in the choice of those who work with him and advised him not to listen to gossips.

He said that those of them honoured with these appointments would not disappoint the Governor “because we know that with every responsibility given, there are expectations.”

– By Bala Dan Abu,
Special Adviser to the Governor.
(Media and Publicity)

Gov. Ishaku Felicitates With Muslims at Eid-El-Fitr

Taraba State Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku has, on behalf of himself, the Government and people of Taraba State, congratulated Muslims in the state for successfully participating in the annual Ramadan fasting which has ushered in Eid-El-Fitr being marked today.
Governor Ishaku praised the Muslim Ummah in the state for subjecting themselves to the discipline and self denial that is always the trademark of Ramadan fasting and prayed that Allah grants them their prayers for this great act of sacrifice.
Governor Ishaku expressed happiness that peace has gradually returned to virtually all communities in the state and commended them for their support for the efforts of government that made this possible.
He called for vigilance against terrorists and kidnappers who are still lurking around in many towns and villages and making the roads and the farms unsafe for our people.
He lamented the damage which insurgency and kidnappings have done to farming in the state and called for unity across ethnic and religious devide against insecurity.
He congratulated all Tarabans for their support and cooperation in the fight against COVID-19 and urged those who have not yet  been vaccinated against the pandemic to do so without hesitation.
He wished the Muslim Ummah a happy Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.
Special Adviser to the Governor.
(Media and Publicity)



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.

Special Adviser to the Governor
(Media and Publicity)

Gov. Ishaku Pledges To Harness Cultural Heritage Of Ethnic Groups

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.