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Security: Taraba Government Distributes Utility Vans to Boost Security Agencies

Security: Taraba Government Distributes Utility Vans to Boost Security Agencies

In an effort to combat crime, secure lives and properties in the state, the Taraba state government under the leadership of Dr Agbu Kefas distributed JAC utility vans to the state leadership of the Nigeria Police and that of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corp NSCDC.

The governor who was represented by the Secretary to the government of the state Chief Barr. Gebon Timothy Kataps made the presentation at the government house Jalingo.

Gov. Agbu Kefas Donates Vehicles to 2nd and 3rd Class Chiefs – Hassan Garba

Gov. Agbu Kefas Donates Vehicles to 2nd and 3rd Class Chiefs – Hassan Garba

Since his emergence, the Governor of Taraba State, Dr. Agbu Kefas has continued to give prominence to traditional rulers in the state more than any other administration in the past.

First, he approved free medical treatment for all the traditional rulers in the state; ranging from Third, Second, and First Class Chiefs. The gesture is the first of its kind in the history of the state.

Recently, the Governor gave out brand new Prado Jeeps to all the 1st class traditional rulers in the state.

On Thursday the, first of February 2024, 2nd Class traditional rulers received JAC pick-up vans while the 3rd Class Chiefs received brand new Highlander Jeeps.

This gesture no doubt would aid the traditional institution in the state to perform its functions effectively by complementing government efforts in the maintenance and sustainability of peace in all nooks and crannies of the state.

Just recently, the Governor led the traditional rulers on project inspection visits to Takum and Kashimbila and assured them that his administration will continue to carry them along in its developmental programmes and activities.

Dr. Agbu Kefas has indeed restored confidence in governance in Just eight months of his administration.

The Governor had extended a similar kind gesture to some prominent and critical stakeholders who have contributed significantly to the growth and development of Taraba State.

Gov. Agbu Kefas Enhances Security Collaboration with Nigerian Air Force

Gov. Agbu Kefas Enhances Security Collaboration with Nigerian Air Force

Governor Agbu Kefas’s day was marked by a significant security collaboration, culminating in a visit to the Air Force headquarters. His aim was to fortify the existing security measures in place.

During his visit, Governor Kefas extended warm congratulations to Air Marshal Hassan Abubakar on his appointment as the Chief of AirForce Staff. He took the opportunity to express his unwavering confidence in the leadership of the Chief.

With a sense of urgency, the Governor conveyed the pressing need for increased Air Force involvement in enhancing security intelligence in Taraba State. He earnestly implored the Chief to deploy additional Air Force personnel to address the escalating security challenges.

In a reassuring response, the Chief pledged the unwavering support of the Air Force in providing intelligence and operational assistance to quell the banditry issues plaguing Taraba State.

Accompanying Governor Kefas was a distinguished group, including the Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Kizito Bonzena, Members of the House of Representatives, and the Honorable Commissioner of Information and Re-orientation, Barrister Zainab Usman Jalingo. This assembly of key figures signified the unity and commitment to tackling the state’s security concerns.

– Barr Zainab Usman Jalingo
Commissioner for Information and Re-orientation.

Gov. Agbu Kefas Explores Collaborative Path to a Safer Taraba with DSS Director General

Gov. Agbu Kefas Explores Collaborative Path to a Safer Taraba with DSS Director General

In a strategic step towards enhancing the safety of Taraba State, His Excellency, Dr. Agbu Kefas, paid a visit to the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Yusuf Magaji Bichi.

The meeting was convened to delve into the far-reaching impacts of the DSS’s swift response to intelligence reports originating from Taraba State.
Governor Kefas expressed his aspirations for strengthened collaborations and continued success as the Taraba State government partners with security agencies in its relentless pursuit of a more secure Taraba.

“I must commend the DSS for their dedicated service in safeguarding Taraba State,” Governor Kefas stated. “The intelligence reports have been instrumental in maintaining peace and security in our beloved state.”

He requested the construction of staff quarters for DSS personnel in Taraba State, emphasizing the importance of providing a conducive and secure living environment for these dedicated professionals.

In response, Director General Yusuf Magaji Bichi offered his congratulations to Governor Agbu Kefas on his recent electoral victory, expressing his confidence in the Governor’s leadership.

The DG assured the Governor that the Department of State Security Service will continue to offer its steadfast support to Taraba State in the interests of peace and security.

Gov. Agbu Kefas Seeks Enhanced Security Collaboration With Nigeria Navy

Gov. Agbu Kefas Seeks Enhanced Security Collaboration With Nigeria Navy

In a significant development at the Naval Headquarters in Abuja, His Excellency, Dr. Agbu Kefas expressed his eagerness to forge a partnership with the Nigeria Navy to bolster security measures in Taraba State, particularly in the riverine areas. The Governor’s visit was marked by a heartfelt reunion with his Navy associates, including his course mate from the 42nd regular course at the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA).

Emphasizing the importance of securing Taraba’s riverine regions, which share borders with neighboring states and Cameroon in the south, the Governor articulated, “Taraba’s extensive riverine areas are of utmost concern. We are here to request your invaluable support and collaboration to ensure the safety of our people and their property. Security is a matter of national importance, and we believe the Nigeria Navy can provide the necessary assistance.”

In response, the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Emmanuel Ogalla, expressed gratitude for the Governor’s visit and pledged to establish a dedicated committee in coordination with the Taraba State Government to assess the areas in question. Notably, Governor Agbu Kefas, a member of the 42nd regular course, will head this committee.

The Naval Chief further affirmed the Nigeria Navy’s unwavering commitment to safeguarding the region.

The Governor’s delegation included prominent figures such as Speaker Taraba State House of Assembly Hon Kizito Bonezena Senators Haruna Manu and Jimkuta, as well as Representatives Hon. Lauya, Hon Jafaru Ciroma and Hon. Mark Useni. Additionally, Barrister Zainab Usman, the Commissioner for Information and Reorientation, and the Commissioners for Women Affairs and Transport were part of the esteemed entourage.