The Taraba State chairman of the All Progressives Congress,APC, again displayed unpardonable ignorance during his recent news conference in Jalingo where he made frivolous allegations against the person of Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku and his administration.
The issues raised by the APC chairman at that forum were generally a rehash of the same old and familiar false allegations which the APC in Taraba State has always used in its quest for public sympathy in the aftermath of their woeful loss of the 2019 election in the state.
My immediate reaction to Elsudi’s present tantrums was to ignore him but doing so may suggest, to those not familiar with the antics of APC leaders in Taraba, that he could be saying something reasonable.
Only the blind and the deaf will claim, as Mr. Elsudi did at the press conference that Gov Ishaku’s administration has achieved nothing in four years.
I’m not surprised that public reactions to his tissues of lies have been effusive and furious, with most people asking if he lives outside the state.
Many have demanded that Elsudi to tell them who dramatically reversed the water scarcity in Taraba State with the sinking of 300 boreholes in 300 communities.
They would also want Elsudi to tell them who established the Green House in Jalingo which is today rated as the best in Nigeria. Whose administration empowered over 4000 women and youths in Taraba and employed 3000 teachers?
If Elsudi wants to be taken seriously he should answer these questions publicly.
He should tell Tarabans who revived seven moribund companies in the state and re-positioned the education sector which is today the pride of all Tarabans with the outstanding performances of our students in WAEC.
Tarabans are also demanding that Elsudi tells them who completed the Jalingo Airport project and introduced daily flights to the airport from Abuja.
Let him also tell them who constructed the network of roads in Magami and several others in Jalingo.
What about the 6.5kilomtre Taken Katsina Ala road, among numerous others?
Again, what about the three general hospitals reconstructed and rr-equipped in the three senatorial zones.
There are much that Elsudi and his gang are pretending not to have noticed. They are free to close their eyes on every good thing that the Ishaku administration has achieved but the administration will neither be deterred or discouraged by their decision to feign ignorance and market falsehood about its innumerable achievements.
In today’s Taraba State under the leadership of Gov. Ishaku, it is a work in progress. Many projects are on-going.
These include the Mararaba-Baissa and Sokundi roads whose construction Elsudi claimed has not started yet. They will be completed during the lifespan of this administration.
All other allegations of misappropriation of funds that Elsudi threw at Ishaku during his press conference cannot stick because they contain no iota truth.
Gov. Ishaku is a man of integrity. He has run a transparent administration and has earned the reputation of the best manager of resources compared with all other past governors of the state.
Elsudi and his gang of noise makers are free to continue their noise making but they should be assured that Gov Ishaku will not be distracted from his mission of rescuing the state.
He remains focused and by the end of his second tenure Tarabans will be happy that Arc Darius Dickson Ishaku came their way.
Bala Dan Abu
SSA to the Governor on Media and Publicity
The Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku on Thursday said his administration was planning to start the construction of smaller electricity dams to compliment power supply in the State.
Ishaku disclosed this at the Exco Chambers of the Taraba State Government House, Jalingo, after he was conferred an award of the Electricity Governor of the Year by the Yola Electricity Distribution Company, YEDC.
“We are considering a plan to develop smaller dams to compliment the power supply in the state.
“The experiment in the Tungwa dam which is supplying electricity to our Highland Tea at Kakara is an eye opener and we will replicate it in other communities to empower our people and check rural urban drift,” he said.
Ishaku who expressed joy over the award thanked the YEDC for recognizing his efforts in improving the electricity supply in the State.
He said his administration would continue to inject substantial amount of government revenue into improving electricity, adding that without electricity there will be no modernity.
He appealed to the YEDC to extend their services to other local areas yet to be connected to the National grid to boost the economy of the State, even as he called on those indebted to the company to clear their bills for better services.
Presenting the award to the Governor, Acting Managing Director of the Yola Electricity Distribution Company, YEDC, Engr. Baba Umara Mustapha said the desire of Governor Darius Ishaku to electrify the State started years back when he was the Minister of State for Power.
According to him, the Governor had pushed for the upgrade of KVA line connecting Jalingo and worked tirelessly for the completion of the Kashimbila power project
He thanked the Governor for his passion in providing electricity to the people of Taraba and called on the people to protect the facilities provided by the Governor.
He further informed that metering of customers would begin in the state in January, saying the YEDC has completed arrangement for easy distribution of meters to customers effective January 2019.
Earlier, the Business Manager, YEDC, Jalingo Business Unit, Mr. Rufus Hanawa said the Governor had provided six injection substations and 22 transformers across the State which attracted him the highest award of the company.
Our correspondent reports that 40 customers were also recognized and awarded for their loyalty to the YEDC.
The Kashimbilla Dam is a project which if completed, we are told, will give electricity; boost agriculture; provide water; and create jobs. But it appears the Dam is taking long to be completed.
We are happy to hear that Taraba state Governor Darius has taken special interest in the project and has even visited the site to see things for himself. Though this is a Federal Government project, yet the benefits are more for Taraba state. Please, let all those that matter talk so that the project will be completed on time for our benefit.
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