His Excellency, Arc Darius Dickson Ishaku, Executive Governor of Taraba State has received with shock news of the dastardly murder of Emmanuel Bileya, a Pastor of the CRC-N Church, Mararaba, Donga LGA, and his wife, Juliana.
Both of them were reportedly attacked by militia men and killed while working on their farm in Mararaba.
Gov. Ishaku condemned the killings as wicked and inhuman. He said killings of this nature have happened too often recently in Southern Taraba communities and described this situation as unhelpful to the on-going efforts of the government to achieve lasting peace among communities in the area.
He expressed sympathy with the surviving members of Pastor Bileya’s immediate and extended families as well as pastors and members of CRC-N in Mararaba where he served until his death.
He prayed for the repose of the souls of the victims.
BALA DAN ABU
Special Adviser to the Governor
(Media and Publicity)
The Taraba state Government wishes to state for the umpteenth time that there is no case of Coronavirus in the state.
This was contained in a press release signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Hassan Mijinyawa, MCIPR.
It states that the impression, therefore, created recently by the television station which claimed that Taraba State has one case of the infection is wrong and misleading and that the television station in question has acknowledged it’s mistake and promptly deleted Taraba State from the list of states with the infection.
It states that the government urges the public to ignore that wrong story and continue to follow the rules of personal hygiene and to observe the stay at home regulations introduced by the government to keep the virus away permanently from the state.
Similarly, the Hon. Commissioner for Health and Chairman, Technical Committee on Covid-19, Dr. Innocent Vakkai debunked the report by TVC where they reported on 12/4/2019 that a case of COVID-19 was recorded in the state as false and should be ignored.
Taraba State has received the news of a case of COVID 19 recorded on 12/4/2019.
I wish to state that no such incident took place in the State and i therefore call on the general public to ignore this news as reported by TVC.
As NCDC has confirm no positive case reported from Taraba State.
TVC erred in their reportage.
The attention of Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku has been drawn to a social media post today April 1, 2020 alleging that an unnamed son of his family had tested positive to Coronavirus.
A Statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity Bala Dan Abu says the supposed son of the Governor was said to have been tested for the virus at the Specialist Hospital in Jalingo.
It says the allegation came on the hills of Governor Ishaku’s decision on Tuesday suspending church services and Juma’at prayers in the state for the next two weeks to prevent Coronavirus infection in the state.
The statement categorically on behalf of the First Family of Taraba State maintains that no member of the family has tested positive to Coronavirus.
It adds that none of the children of Governor Ishaku is presently in Taraba State,describing the allegation as a fallacy and contains not a single grain of truth.
The statement says the allegation emanated from the handiwork of mischief makers who are out to discredit the laudable proactive steps Governor Ishaku has taken to prevent Coronavirus infection from Taraba State.
It urges the good people of Taraba State to disregard the social media publication which is only a figment of the imagination of the enemies of progress.
The Taraba State Governor, Arc Darius Dickson Ishaku has approved the composition of a technical committee on COVID 19 to ensure adequate control and sensitization of the state’s population on the outbreak of CoronaVirus
This was contained in a Press Release signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Hassan Mijinyawa, MCIPR.
According to the Press Release, the technical committee which is expected to expand stakeholder engagements and enhance sensitization campaign across the state has the following members,
1. Commissioner for Health, Dr. Innocent Vakai,- Chairman
2. Commissioner of Information & Re-Orientation, Barr. Danjuma Adamu -Member
3. Commissioner for Urban Development, Hon. Saleh Sa’ad – Member
4. Permanent Secretary. Ministry of Health, Dr. Ebenezer Kuku Apake – Member
5. Director of Public Health, Dr. Abe Agbu – Member
6 Director Epidemiology, Dr. Udi Aketemo – Member
7. Chief Medical Director, Specialist Hospital, Dr. Alex Maiangwa – Member
8. Chief Medical Director, FMC, Jalingo, Dr. Attah Dangana -Member
9. Executive Secretary, Health Services Management Board, Dr. Micah Madaki – Member
10. Executive Secretary. State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Alhaji Aminu Hassan – Member
11. State Coordinator World Health Organization, Alh. Faruk Umar – Member
Mr Columbus Garba Umar is to serve as Secretary
The Inaugural/Stakeholder meeting of the technical committee will take
place at shield Hotel Jalingo on Thursday, 26 March, 2020 by 10′ o’clock in the morning
His Excellency, Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku today approved the appointment of a new Head of Service for Taraba State.
She is Suzy Jemimah Nathan, Mni from Kurmi Local Government Area.
Governor Ishaku also approved the appointments of 12 new Permanent Secretaries in the Taraba State Civil Service. The appointees and their Local Governments of origin are:-
1. Samuel Lauya – Ardo-Kola
2. Isiyaka Evi Bashi – Donga
3. Engr. Danladi Ushiki Adamu – Donga
4. Lawan Garba – Gassol
5. Taki Zaku Badun- Ibi
6. Sunday Maiyaki Tanko – Karim Lamido
7. Henry Lackman Aleng – Sardauna
8. Janet Shamaki – Ussa
9. Umar Moh’d Abdul – Wukari
10. Dr. Koku Ebenezer Apake – Wukari
11. Daniel Atenji – Yangtu Devt Area
12. Kabiru Dahiru Marafa – Jalingo
Governor Ishaku congratulates the new appointees and expects them to bring their wealth of experience to bear on his new vision of a virile civil service for the state.
Hassan Mijinyawa, MCIPR
Chief Press Secretary to the Executive Governor