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Newly Appointed Court of Appeal Judges Sworn In

Newly Appointed Court of Appeal Judges Sworn In

Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku has sworn in Justice Shuaibu Dahiru Ahmad as new Grand Khadi of the Taraba State Sharia Court of Appeal and Khadi Salau Ismailia Madugu of the Sharia Court of Appeal, and the Judge Taraba state Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Bulus Nyiputen.

Governor Ishaku charged the judges to always do what is right to earn the respect of the people.

The Governor asserted that for his administration to establish a viable Judiciary in the State, more Judicial Staff needed to be employed, dilapidated Courts needed to be renovated and as well improvement on welfare.

He advised the Judges to imbibe high level morality and fairness in the discharge of their duties and responsibilities.

The Governor, implored the Judges to shun primitive and religious sentiments that have held the nation back and called for closer collaboration between members of the bar and bench for the quick dispensation of justice.

In their remarks,Grand Khadi of the Sharia Court of Appeal Shuaibu Dahiru Ahmad, thanked Governor Ishaku for appointing him and other Judges to man the various Courts.

They pledged the resolve of the Judges to work in accordance with the law.

The Taraba State Chief Judge, Justice Philibus Andetur administered the Judicial Oath of Office and Allegiance to the Judges and the Judges were later presented with a brand new corolla vehicle.

The ceremony at the Excos Chamber of the Taraba state Government House in Jalingo on Wednesday.

FEC Approves N90.8Bn For Rehabilitation Of Kashimbila-Takum-Chanchangi Road, Others

FEC Approves N90.8Bn For Rehabilitation Of Kashimbila-Takum-Chanchangi Road, Others

The Executive Council (FEC) has approved N90.8 billion for the rehabilitation of Kashimbila-Takum-Chanchangi road in Taraba and procurement equipment for some airports in the country.

It was gathered that the N66.9 billion of the amount was approved for the construction of Kashimbila-TakumChanchangi road in Taraba , while the remaining N23.9 billion was approved for the procurement of equipment for the airports.

The Ministers of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, made these known when they briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the council’s meeting.

Fashola said: “The Ministry of Works and Housing presented one memorandum and it was for the rehabilitation of the 91.94KM Kashimbila-TakumChanchangi road in Taraba State and council approved the proposal by the ministry in the sum of N66. 983billion.”

According to him, the project will help boost the transportation network in Taraba and the entire North-East zone.

On his part, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed that the council approved N23.9 billion for the procurement of equipment for some airports across the country.

He said the equipment to be procured include radio communication system for some control towers and instrument landing systems for some airports.

Mohammed said: “The Minister of Aviation presented two memos, one was for the award of contract for the upgrade of 12 airports tower voice communication and control system radio for 12 airports located in Akure, Benin, Calabar, Ibadan, Ilorin, Jos, Minna, Owerri, Sokoto, Yola, Kaduna and Enugu.

“The contract was for the sum of N9.988 billion with a completion period of 13 months. “As you are aware, the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency NAMA has a statutory mandate to enhance safety and security of the Nigerian airspace and it is in line with this that it sought to upgrade 12 air control towers voice and communication control system.”

The minister said the communication tower had to be upgraded to enhance better performance in the 12 airports in conferment with the chronological advancements andaviation industry’s best practices..

He said that N14 billion for the procurement of instrument landing systems or Lagos Abuja, Katsina and Port Harcourt airports.

“The Ministry of Aviation also sought and obtained approval for the award of contract for the procurement andinstallation of air field lighting category three instrument landing systems in Lagos, Abuja, Katsina and Port Harcourt airports.

Taraba Government Flags-Off Wet Season Input Distribution to Farmers

Taraba Government Flags-Off Wet Season Input Distribution to Farmers

The Taraba state government has flagged-off the 2022 wet season input distribution which will kick start the distribution of essential farm inputs to farmers in the 2022 wet season as part of Nigeria’s Covid-19 recovery and economic stimulus programme, under the Fadama Taraba CARES.

The flag-off was done by the Executive Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku, who was ably represented by his Deputy, Engr. Haruna Manu.

He stressed that since farmers have begun farm preparation for the 2022 wet season, the distribution of these inputs is timely, and the agro materials to be provided will go a long way in complementing what the state government has already put in place for this cropping season and that the early distribution of sufficient farm inputs is a top priority for this administration.

“As an administration, we have prioritized agriculture since inception, having realized that the majority of citizens are involved in some form of farming for both subsistence and commercial purposes.

“We are second to none in the production of rice, sesame, tea, cocoa, root crops like yam, cassava, and cocoyam, as well as grains such as maize, sorghum, millet, and assorted fruits, all due to the early delivery of fertilizer, improved seedlings, and the availability of tractors and other agro-allied inputs.

“Taraba state has the potential to produce beyond its present capacity, and this can be optimized through active collaboration between the state and the federal governments and development partners. I am optimistic that, as a result of the significant progress made so far, more will be accomplished in terms of higher agricultural yields in the coming years.

That the provision of these vital inputs is part of a coordinated response to the social and economic hardship caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, funded by a World Bank loan as a two-year emergency response programme for the poor and vulnerable in society.

He encouraged all beneficiaries of the government’s kind gesture to make optimal utilization of the inputs to expand farmland and, consequently, increase output, and by extension, their standard of living and commended the management of the State Fadama programme for their hard work and consistency in increasing not only agricultural production but also the income of farmers’ cooperatives in the state, which is in line with the Rescue Agenda’s primary goal.

“The Community and Social Development Project CSDP, Special Grant Transfer SGT, and Medium and Small Enterprises MSE are all implementing agencies, and the Fadama III project is one of them.”

“These interventions have not only been well received, but they have also provided much-needed assistance to the less privileged.

Engr. Manu also encouraged Fadama Taraba CARES to step up its efforts to increase farmers’ cultivable land capacity through mechanization and the early provision of necessary inputs like the ones being distributed at this ceremony, stressing that the availability of inputs such as tractors, improved seedlings, and herbicides/pesticides, among others, has significantly reduced the farmer’s reliance on the previously back-breaking, labour-intensive farming practice.

He reassured farmers on government’s will to continue to look out for their best interests when it comes to inputs and markets for their produce, stressing that government is aware of the associated losses and waste that farmers face due to inefficient harvesting and storage methods, which Fadama and other implementing agencies will need to address more aggressively.

Partners were assured of greater collaboration, particularly in counterpart fund commitment and recognition of the state’s enormous achievements to date, which have been attained through such synergies that have transformed Taraba into the country’s top food producer.

93 Battalion Takum: Gov. Ishaku Donates Ten Million Naira to Families of Slain Soldiers

93 Battalion Takum: Gov. Ishaku Donates Ten Million Naira to Families of Slain Soldiers

Governor of Taraba State, Arc Darius Dickson Ishaku in Takum promised the determination of his administration to give succour to members of the immediate families of soldiers of the 93 Battalion who were killed in a recent military operation against militants tormenting communities in Takum LGA

In an emotion-ladden voice, Ishaku expressed his sympathy and that of the Taraba State government to the family members made up of their widows and children

He said he personally feels their pains and promised that Government will take steps to assist them, particularly the children who will have to go to school.

He announced a cash gift of N10 millon to provide them immediate succour and promised that the government would do more to assist them.

Governor Ishaku renewed his call on the people of the state to pray for the save return of the commanding officer of the Battalion who was declared missing after the operation.

Gov. Ishaku Shocked and Saddened by the Killing of Six Soldiers During a Military Operation to Save Lives in Takum

Gov. Ishaku Shocked and Saddened by the Killing of Six Soldiers During a Military Operation to Save Lives in Takum

Taraba State Governor, His Excellency, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku has received with great shock and sadness news of the killing of six soldiers of the 93 Battalion, Takum in an ambush by bandits during a military operation in Takum Local Government Area of the state.

He also expressed worry about the fate of the Commanding officer of the Battalion who was declared missing after the operation.

He said the attack on civilians and police officers in Takum which prompted the reaction of the soldiers from the 93 Battalion had proved that the bandits had become even more desperate than ever to kill and to maim innocent people.

Governor Ishaku praised the gallantry of the soldiers led by the commanding officer of the battalion for reacting promptly to the distress calls by the people of the areas under the seize of the bandits but regretted that the operation resulted in the unfortunate death of six military officers and the uncertainty over the whereabouts of the commanding officer.

He commiserated with the military, the immediate and extended families of the deceased military officers and urged Nigerians to also pray for the safe return of the Commanding Officer of the Battalion.

Governor Ishaku used the opportunity to renew his calls on the people of the state to be vigilant and to always monitor strangers coming into their communities. He prayed God to grant the souls of the deceased soldiers eternal rest.

BALA DAN ABU
Special Adviser to the Governor
(Media and Publicity)

Approval to Oversee Ngada Special Development Area

Approval to Oversee Ngada Special Development Area

Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku has given approval to allow Mr. Ishaku Joseph Shamaki, the Deputy Coordinator, Ngada Special Development Area to oversee the Special Development Area following the resignation of Mr. Joseph Nagombe, the Coordinator, Ngada Special Development Area who is vying for elective position in the 2023 election.

This was contained in a letter from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the State dated 9/5/2022 and signed by the Permanent Secretary P/CA & General Services for the Secretary to the Government of the State.

Mr. Shamaki was asked to live up to the responsibilities and challenges of his new office even as he was congratulated and assured of the necessary support needed to be effective in his office.