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Gov. Ishaku Mourns Hajiya (Senator) Jumai Alhassan

Gov. Ishaku Mourns Hajiya (Senator) Jumai Alhassan

Governor of Taraba State, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku has received with deep shock news of the death of Senator Aisha Jumai Alhassan, a former governorship candidate in the state and frontline member of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

Governor Ishaku described Hajiya Jumai as a woman of great courage and that her death is for him, a personal loss.

He said he and the late Senator Jumai Alhassan had enjoyed a robust political relationship and had kept in touch even while both of them contested for the same seat of Governor of Taraba State from different political platforms in 2015 and 2019.

He described the Senator as an asset and that her death has robbed Taraba State and Nigeria of the benefits of her wealth of experience in politics.

He said that as minister of Women Affairs Senator Aisha contributed immensely towards social and political emancipation of women and that her death has left a vacuum that will be difficult to fill.

He urged her family to take solace in the fact that Senator Aisha Alhassan lived a life of service to humanity.

He prayed God to grant her soul eternal rest.

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

Taraba Government Reacts On the Motion Moved By Sen. Bwacha On The Arrest and Detention of Some Youth from Takum

Taraba Government Reacts On the Motion Moved By Sen. Bwacha On The Arrest and Detention of Some Youth from Takum

The Taraba state government has reacted on the motion that was moved by the Senate deputy minority leader, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha on the arrest and detention of some youth in Takum by the police in Jalingo.

This was contained in a Press Conference address by the Commissioner for Information, Barr. Danjuma Adamu on Thursday 6th May, 2021.

Details of the Press Conference is given below;

“The attention of the Taraba State Government has been drawn to a publication on the social media signed by one Disebe S. Bala Donga, SA New Media to Senator Emmanuel Bwacha linking the Taraba State Governor, His Excellency, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku to the arrest and detention of some youth from Takum Local Government Area by the Police in Taraba State.”

 

“The purported writer claimed that the youth “were mischievously lured by His Excellency, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku to Jalingo” before they were whisked away by the police for an illegal detention for a bailable offence.”

 

“Sadly, this statement was also corroborated by Senator Emmanuel Bwacha when he moved a motion in the senate against the arrest and detention of 14 youth, where he said the youth attacked a person who is the ‘’younger brother’’ of the Governor of the state. This is wicked and a deliberate attempt by senator Bwacha to drag the Governor into an issue he knows nothing about.”

 

“Clearly, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha is defending the arrest of the ‘’Bwacha Brought Ups’’. No wonder, he is trying to defend the indefensible as the law is already taking its course.”

 

“In view of this falsehood, the Taraba State Government is compelled to react and clarify the issue.”

 

“The Governor has always been a promoter of the principles of separation of powers and cannot do anything to interfere in the duties of the police or the judicial arm of government.”

 

“It will therefore be preposterous for the Governor to descend so low to meddle and influence the action of the police.”

 

“The police are trained to detect and fight crime and criminality as this is their constitutional responsibility, which is exactly what they have done in this case.”

 

“If the sponsors of the youth, particularly Senator Emmanuel Bwacha has anything against the action of the police for the arrest and detention of the 14 youths, he should go to the court to seek redress.”

 

“It is wrong for Senator Emmanuel Bwacha or group to link the Governor to the arrest and detention of the youth simply because someone or some people are trying to seek cheap publicity.”

 

“The Governor stands to gain nothing from the arrest and detention of the youth and the Taraba State wants to advise those trying to drag the Governor into the issue to look elsewhere.”

 

“Governor Darius Ishaku’s concern at all time is the promotion of security, legality, peace and progress of Taraba State. This has been his focus since he assumed power in May 2015 and he will continue to do so, by the grace of God.”

 

“Thank you and God bless.”

Water Infrastructure: Gov. Ishaku Bags Another Award as ‘Governor of the Year 2020’

Water Infrastructure: Gov. Ishaku Bags Another Award as ‘Governor of the Year 2020’

Deputy Governor, Engr. Haruna Manu, received the award on behalf of Governor Ishaku.

Deputy Governor, Engr. Haruna Manu, received the award on behalf of Governor Ishaku.

His Excellency, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku, the Governor of Taraba ably represented by his Deputy, Engr. Haruna Manu has today mounted the podium and bagged an award as Governor of the Year in Water Infrastructure because of his knack for providing portable water and other key infrastructure to the state.

This is not coming as a surprise because the Governor in previous times, was recognised for his developmental strides in providing infrastructures across the state and received a prestigious award as the ‘Waterman of the Year’ for his relentless commitment towards the provision of potable water across the state.

The Governor has also deepened agriculture in the state through sustainable irrigation system, making sure water and other allied infrastructure are accessible in the state.

The event which took place at Eko Hotel, Lagos state and organised by the Daily Independent Newspaper had amongst the delegation of the Governor Honorable commissioners and other top government officials.

 

UNHCR Commends Taraba Government on Resettlement of Refugees

UNHCR Commends Taraba Government on Resettlement of Refugees

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Gov. Ishaku receiving a present from the UNHCR’s Country Director, Kapaya Chansa during their visit to the State.

Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku has assured the United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) of his administration’s resolve to support refugees in the state.

The governor gave the assurance when the Country Director of the UNHCR paid him a courtesy call at the Government House Jalingo.

He said his administration has provided schools, food, shelter and health care services for the refugees to be comfortable in wherever they seek refuge.

Governor Ishaku attributed the influx of refugees to the state mostly from Cameroon, to the peaceful nature of the state in the northeast.

He thanked the UNHCR for their various contributions to refugees in the state , pledging to always support their activities.

He urged internally displaced persons (IDPs) that are resident in the state to quickly settle down and engage in meaningful ventures that will better their lot.

The Governor also thanked the United Nations for their various support to the people of the Mambilla Plateau during the crises of 2017.

The Country Director of the UNHCR, Kapaya Chansa delivering her speech.

The Country Director of the UNHCR, Kapaya Chansa delivering her speech.

Commenting, the Country Director of the UNHCR, Kapaya Chansa, disclosed that Taraba state is housing over 17,000 refugees mostly from Cameroon and appreciated the effort of Governor Ishaku on the resettlement of refugees over the years.

Chansa pledged UNHCR’s commitment to ameliorating the sufferings of refugees in Cross River, Benue and Taraba state.

 

 

“Pray For the Actualisation of the Mambilla Power Project” – Gov. Ishaku

“Pray For the Actualisation of the Mambilla Power Project” – Gov. Ishaku

Taraba State Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku has enjoined all Tarabans to spend more time to pray for the actualisation o f the Mambilla power project planned to be sited on the Mambilla Plateau, Sarduana Local Government Area.

Ishaku made this call while addressing a group of over one thousand people from the Mambilla Plateau who paid him a thank you visit at Government House, Jalingo on Tuesday.

Governor Ishaku said the power project is not only the hope for stability in electricity power generation in Nigeria but a source of hope for the economic transformation of Taraba State and the Mambilla Plateau in particular.

“If Mambilla power project is executed, Taraba and the Mambilla will never be the same again.The social and economic lives of the people will be transformed”‘ he said.
He, therefore, advised the people not to forget to pray for the project.

Governor Ishaku thanked the Mambilla people for coming to thank him for what his administration has done so far in their towns and communities and said he feels encouraged by their sense of appreciation.

He said Mambilla occupies a special place in his heart and that everything he has done for the area is a product of his love for the people of Mambilla.

He recalled the numerous communal crises that occurred in the area in the past and noted that the peace being enjoyed there today has vindicated his administration as fair-minded and committed to the welfare of the people.

He said against all odds and protests by other sections of the state, he had to dole out over 300 million Naira to compensate those who lost people and properties to the crises in Mambilla. This gesture, he noted, is part of the reason peace achieved in the area has endured.

He expressed happiness over the role being played in the economic lives of the Mambilla people by the tea industry that was revived by his administration.

The company which has become the source of financial dependence directly and indirectly for over 4000 people in Sardauna LGA is today being profitably managed and, for the first time in 40 years, has been able to pay dividends.

Ishaku noted that one of his happiest days as governor was the day he commissioned some newly acquired production machines for the tea company.

Also speaking during the visit, Dr Abubakar Zubairu, the spokesman for the group, said the visit was in appreciation of the special attention Mambilla has received under the Ishaku administration.

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

Govs. Ishaku, Wike, Eminent Jurists Honor Justice Galumje at Book Launch

Govs. Ishaku, Wike, Eminent Jurists Honor Justice Galumje at Book Launch

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Governor Nyesom Wike, Governor Ishaku at the Book Launch and Birthday Celebration of Justice Galumje at Abuja.

Governor Nyesom Wike, Governor Ishaku at the Book Launch and Birthday Celebration of Justice Galumje at Abuja.

Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba State has described Justice Paul Adamu Galumje, a retired Supreme Court Justice as a man of dignity and integrity.

Ishaku who spoke at a gathering of eminent jurists, lawyers and high political office holders in Abuja on Wednesday said Galumje was a rare personality who believes in hard work and who earned his reputation from hard work.

The event which was held at the Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja was a book launch and a birthday celebration in honour of Justice Galumje.

Governor Ishaku who was the chief host at the event said Justice Galumje had played an invaluable role in counselling his administration on critical issues.

“Justice Galumje is great jurist and a pride to Taraba and Nigeria as a whole.”

Also speaking at the event, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State said Galumje was an upright jurist who had given his best to his country.

He said Galumje’s name had never been associated with anything unprofessional all through his career in the temple of justice.

Governor Wike launched the book written by Justice Galumje with ₦50 million while Governor Ishaku launched it with ₦30 million on behalf of the Taraba State government.

General T.Y Danjuma, former Defence minister and an eminent son of Taraba State was the chairman of the occasion but was represented by Professor Jerry Gana, former minister of information.

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