An inter-denominational thanksgiving church service was held in Jalingo yesterday, June 2, 2019, to mark the beginning of Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku’s second term.
The special church service took place at the CAN secretariat in Jalingo with many prominent people including Right Hon. Abel Peter Diah, Speaker, Taraba State House of Assembly; Justice Josephine Tuktur, Chief judge of Taraba State; Anthony Jellason, Secretary to the State Government and Simon Angyu, Head of Service, in attendance.
The guest speaker was Bishop Timothy Yahaya who came all the way from Kaduna for the event.
He urged Governor Ishaku to continue to speak for the oppressed and provide for the poor.
Bishop Yahaya also advised the Governor to create more jobs for the youth to ensure that they do no get tempted to indulge in crime.
Also speaking, Gov. Ishaku assured that he would consolidate on the gains of his first tenure.
In doing so, he would ensure that he uses the right people with the expertise required for quick results. He called on Tarabans to embrace peace because without peace development would be elusive.
He thanked Tarabans for voting him massively in the elections and assured that he would not let them down.
Taraba Governor, Darius Ishaku on Wednesday appealed to opposition parties to join hands with his administration to make the State great.
Gov. Ishaku gets sworn in for second term
Ishaku made the appeal shortly after taking oath of office as the Governor of Taraba for the second term at a well attended colourful ceremony in Jalingo.
The Governor, who noted that the time for politicking was over, appealed to aggrieved persons to close ranks and support his administration for a better Taraba.
“I want to use this opportunity to appeal to the opposition to join hands with me to bring development to the State and to collectively bequeath a Taraba of our dreams to the generations yet unborn.
“The time for politics is over, now it is time for governance and we must close ranks, unite and work together for the benefit of all the people of Taraba,” he appealed.
Ishaku who lamented the spate of insecurity in the State appealed to the people to rise above the antics of those who have continually used the forth lines of religion and tribalism to cause mayhem and disrupt the peace of the land.
He said that security challenges in the State had slowed the pace of development and called on traditional rulers to work hard to ensure peace in their domains.
Ishaku pledged that his administration in the second term would prioritize agriculture, education and security for accelerated development.
Ishaku also used the forum to highlight his achievements in the past four years, stressing that within the period his administration improved on agriculture, construction of township and rural roads, revival of moribund companies among others.
Governor Ishaku and his Deputy, Engr. Haruna Manu were sworn in by the Chief Judge, Justice Josephine Tuktur at about 2:06pm
Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku has declared his assets in fulfilment of the requirements of the Nigerian Constitution and the Code of Conduct Bureau for public officers.
The documents were submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau on Friday May 24, 2019.
Bala Dan Abu
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity
Governor Darius Ishaku has attributed the success of his administration to the cordial working relationship that has existed between the three tiers of Government.
The Governor made this disclosure during an induction seminar organised by the State House of Assembly for elected and re-elected Members, held at the Patience Event Center, Jalingo.
He stressed that the established relationship must be sustained for steady progress adding that his administration had carried everybody along promising to always run an all inclusive governance in the State.
He advised the leadership of the House to equip the new Members with rudiments of legislation saying legislators have played vital roles in the success of his Rescue Mission.
In his welcome address, the Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Abel Peter Diah assured the Governor of the needed support and cooperation to enable him succeed in his second term.
Diah said the essence of the induction was to acquaint the new Members with the proceedings of the House.
In his vote of thanks, Clerk of the House, Mella Orngu thanked Governor Ishaku for his continuous support to the State House of Assembly
Again, mischief makers are back at their game. They have laboured within the past few hours to bend a statement made by Gov. Darius Dickson Ishaku during an interview with journalists yesterday in Jalingo after the flag off of the new farming season to suit their evil campaign.
The story as reported in the papers is being quoted out of context by an online evil campaigner and his internet boys just to cause disaffection between Gov. Ishaku and the people of the state. I’m sure the people of Taraba State know and haven’t forgotten why this guy is bitter and pouring out unnecessary venom at Gov. Ishaku.
What Gov Ishaku told the press during that interview is that Governors in Nigeria, including himself, have no constitutional powers to deploy security agencies to deal decisively with the security challenges currently facing the country.
He even went a step further to say that he could stop all the crises in Taraba State within a short period of time if he had control over the security agencies in the state. This was to further buttress his well known position on the need for a state police.
The interpretation of Gov. Ishaku’s observations on the constitutional limitations of state governors on the security challenges as an admission that he cannot protect Tarabans is wrong and mischievous.
I wish to urge the public to disregard this wicked and mischievous campaign and its sponsors.
Governor Ishaku is very passionate about peace in Taraba State. ‘Give me peace and I will give you development’ remains the slogan that has guided his peace campaign.
The state would have been on fire today but for the success of this campaign despite the constitutional limitations of the office of the state governor.
Bala Dan Abu
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity.
Governor Darius Ishaku has assured Tarabans of his determination to complete the Seven Billion Naira Jailingo Primary Water Source Project.
He made the declaration during the launching of the State Water Sanitation and Hygiene WASH policy at the Gymnasium Hall of the Jolly Nyame Stadium, Jalingo.
Ishaku stated that his administration had spent time and resources in ensuring that people of the State have access to potable water in both urban and rural areas.
The Governor charged the Water Supply Agency and its partners to adopt best water management practices towards the sustenance of water supply and hygiene in the State.
He enumerated his achievements in the water sector to include employment of fifty professionals, computerisation, metering and introduction of automated water machines and the construction of over three hundred boreholes.
He acknowledged the contributions of African Development Bank, Japanese Agency, UNICEF, USAID World Bank and other partners in the development of water.
Earlier, the Chairman, Integrated State Steering Committee on Water Sanitation and Hygiene who is also the Secretary to the State Government, Anthony Jellason said Taraba State was able to witness tremendous development in the water sector owing to the pragmatic and focused leadership of Governor Darius Ishaku.
Commenting, Commissioner for Water Resources, Emmanuel Gowon Hallan emphasized the importance of water saying plans must be underground to tackle scarcity in some years to come in view of population explosion and increased consumption.
He remarked that globally, focus is now on water hygiene and sanitation which shows that the State is on track.
The Program featured a documentary on the development recorded in the water sector in Taraba State, goodwill messages from partners, presentation of Integrated Steering Committee, launching and presentation of the revised WASH policy to the public.
Governor Ishaku later commissioned new ATM water dispensers at Nukkai and inspected the Karofi water project.
In a related development, Governor Ishaku has placed a ban on the use of polythene bags in the State saying appropriate legislation would be made by Members of the State House of Assembly. He called on the Ministry of Water, Integrated State Steering Committee on WASH and partners to give necessary advise.