By Hon. Ishaku Boaz.
With institutions of learning affected by the coronavirus all over the world, the wife of Taraba State Governor Barr. Anna Darius Ishaku has sponsored the design of an e-learning portal to keep the door of learning open in the state.
The governor’s wife gave the website to the commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education Hon. Johannes Jigen as her contribution to education in response to Covid-19 and said they should ensure they sustain the project.
According to her, the website is rich with education contents, a robust interface for interaction with students, feedback on questions by students etc.
Learners can access the website through e-learning.linkedvoices.com.ng using android phone, laptop and desktop computer.
The occasion was witnessed by commissioners and stakeholders in the education sector.
Wife to the Governor of Taraba State Barr. Anna Darius Ishaku has commiserated with the Secretary to the State Government, Anthony Jellason over the death of his younger brother, Salleh Adamu Jellason, the Makaman Zing.
The Governor’s wife who was accompanied by her aides said the death is a monumental loss to the family and people of the state.
Anna Darius Ishaku encouraged the SSG not to let the death of his brother dampen his spirit but take solace in God.
Saleh Adamu Jellason has since been buried in line with Islamic injunctions.
Wife of the Taraba State Governor, Barr. Mrs. Anna Darius Ishaku appreciated her development partners for partnering with her foundation over the years. She explained that the support she received from them spurred her to accomplish her visíon of touching lives.
Barr. Anna Ishaku stated this yesterday at the end of year party for women groups in the state capital at the Presidential Lodge.
She also lauded the resilience of her staff of the Hope Afresh Foundation Taraba comprising of Hope Health Centre, Skills Acquisition Centre Mayo Dassa and Information Communication Technology (I.C.T) unit for their sacrifices.
In their separate good-will messages, representatives of wives of legislators, President of NCWS, Fidelity Bank Jalingo, wives of caretaker committee chairmen of local government areas among others, commended the Governor’s wife for the great impact in the lives of women and youths in the State and also appreciate her for empowering women and IDPs to be self-reliant.
Similarly, representatives of the various women groups described the Governor’s wife as a mother that put smiles on the lives of Taraba women. There was also an Award of Excellence bestowed on the Governor’s wife by the Titure women group of Jalingo and food items were donated by fidelity bank.
The Governor’s wife who was a book presenter stated this at a book launch at Command Guest House Banquet Hall, Kaduna state.
Barr. Anna Ishaku said that all hands must be on deck to encourage the spirit of reading culture among students in the society to have a better and well learned generation.
The governor’s wife described the book title ‘From Foundry to Courtroom’ the story of Retired Justice Stephen Haruna Makeri authored by Peter Sabo as timely.
She described retired Justice Stephen Haruna Makeri as a role model who mentored many in the Judiciary system of Kaduna state and beyond and urged young lawyers to lay their hands on the book as it will serve as a guide to them in the course of their service to the nation.
On his part, the Chairman of the occasion and former Governor of Kaduna state, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi represented by Bello Umar Kagarko described the character in the published book, Retired Justice Stephen Haruna Makeri as a good leader and urged upcoming generation to emulate him.
Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi commended the author of the book and sued for its patronage by the general public to get informed about the life of a leader worthy of emulation.
Also commenting, the book reviewer, the President, National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Justice Benedict Kanyip, represented by Justice Shedishola Adeniyi said those who have judiciously served the nation should be appreciated.
In an interview,the celebrant, Retired Justice Stephen Haruna Makeri recalled that he was brought up from a very humble family but was elevated to an exalted position in the Judiciary.
Justice Stephen Haruna Makeri urged youths to be focused in life trusting God they will reach their destinies.
Wife of the Governor Anna Darius Ishaku was accompanied by wife of the Deputy Governor Zainab Haruna Manu among others.
Taraba State Government in collaboration with United Nations’ Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has commenced training of 100 drugs treatment practitioners to provide evidence- based drugs treatment in the State.
At the flag off of the training workshop in Jalingo, Governor Ishaku said the training was not only the commitment of his administration to improve the way drug treatment service was being delivered in the State, but also to offer changes in communities negatively affected by drugs.
Ishaku noted that Government would soon commence the building of a drug treatment/rehabilitation facility within one of the State owned Hospitals in Jalingo, the State capital.
The Governor who said the training would go a long way in reducing drugs dependency in the State, pledged to institute clear policies that would support healthcare services in the State.
Earlier, wife of the Governor, Barr. Anna Darius Ishaku said during her campaign against drugs across the State, it was obvious that the problem needed urgent attention as the youths who are leaders of tomorrow were the most affected.
She called for the establishment of drugs Rehabilitation Centers in the State to help manage victims of drugs.
Barr. Anna Ishaku urged the participants to give quality attention to the training to enable them step down what they learnt during the training.
One of the Facilitators, Dr. Williams Ebite in a presentation said UNODC will provide technical support to the Taraba State Government to carry out drugs treatment/rehabilitation and support for victims, while Taraba State Government is expected to provide accommodation and logistics.
Our correspondent reports that the training workshop with 75 participants drawn from the three Senatorial Zones of the State is expected to last for four days.