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NDE Commences Training of 480 Taraba Youths

NDE Commences Training of 480 Taraba Youths

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE), has commenced a three month training programme for 480 unemployed youths in different skills in Taraba state, designed to tackle unemployment and end youths’ restiveness.

Mr Abubakar Fikpo the Director-General of the Directorate noted at the flagging-off ceremony in Jalingo that, the three months training was targeted at reducing the high rate ofunemployment and youth restiveness in Taraba state.

Represented by Mohammed Musa, the DG, expressed that the directorate found it necessary to engage the state’s unemployed youths in skills that would make them selfreliant, as the idea would also help in reducing the daily rise of insecurity in the state.

“The directorate’s decision to select 480 youth from different communities of Taraba for skills training today is to ensure the unemployment challenges among youth that mostly result to social vices is reduced.“We believe at the end of this three months training exercise, they will be employers of labour in their various skills both in Taraba and Nigeria at large.

We believe their skills after the training, would be capable of changing the lives and standard of other upcoming ones who may have chosen the part of criminality to earn a living.”

The DG justified.Mr Danjuma Shehu, the state coordinator of the programme while encouraging the beneficiaries to see the training as an open door for success in their lives and future development of their immediate communities, disclosed that the Directorate was poised to create job opprotunities for unemployed Nigerians to be self-reliance.

He challenged the beneficiaries to be ambassadors of labour by ensuring mass remover of unemployed youth from the streets after the training for a greater society.

36,000 Taraba Residents HIV Positive – TACA

Over 36,000 people are living with HIV/AIDS in Taraba state,even as the state government has again expressed its commitment to eliminate the virus by 2030.

This was made known at the weekly review performance of the implementation Partners working across HIV, tuberculosis and orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) in the State during the weekend.

At the time of filing this report, 36,396 persons living with Human Immuno deficiency Viruses (HIV) in Taraba state, have been captured in the state’s database and are currently under regular treatment.Out of this number, 20,200 are said to be virally suppressed.

The weekly review, which took place at the Situation room of Taraba Action Committee against HIV/AIDS,(TACA), located in the premises of the State secretariat, brought together various implementation partners, including RISE Nigeria, World Health Organization, among others.

Out of the 2,156 persons said to have been tested for HIV across the sixteen local government councils of the State, last week, 77 persons were confirmed positive. 359 of the number tested are children between year 0-14 years old.76 out of the 77 persons who tested positive, were also said to have been linked to treatment with various health facilities scattered across the State.

Speaking at the occasion, the DirectorGeneral of the Agency, Dr. Garba Danjuma said the desire of the state is to eliminate HIV on or before the 2030 target period and to make sure that no person died as a result of the disease again.

Also on his part, the team leader of Reaching Impact and Saturation Epidemic Control (RISE Nigeria), Dr. Joseph Chiegil, alongside other partners, mapped out action points that would assist in addressing the prevalence of the disease.

PRESS RELEASE: LGA Chairmen, Councillors Tenures Ends in Few Days

PRESS RELEASE: LGA Chairmen, Councillors Tenures Ends in Few Days

The tenure of local government chairmen and their councillors in Taraba State will end on Sunday, 3/7/2022.

However, due to the absence of His Excellency, the Executive Governor ARC Darius Dickson Ishaku in the state, Government has directed the council chairmen and the councillors to continue to oversee the affairs of their respective council’s pending the return of the Governor when decision will be taken.

Signed: Iliya Bekyu Akweh, Chief Press Secretary to the Executive Governor.

Taraba Gov’s Wife Gets NBAWF Award, Counsels Female Lawyers

Taraba Gov’s Wife Gets NBAWF Award, Counsels Female Lawyers

Wife of the Executive Governor Barrister (Mrs.) Anna Mbasughun Darius Ishaku

Wife of the Executive Governor and CEO Hope Afresh Foundation, Taraba, Barr. Mrs. Anna Mbasughun Darius Ishaku

Wife of the Governor of Taraba State, Anna Darius Ishaku, has urged young female lawyers to be committed and dedicated to their professional duties.

Mrs Ishaku, a lawyer, gave the counselling during a mentorship programme organised by the Nigerian Bar Association Women Forum (NBAWF).

This was just as the NBAWF gave her an award of honour for her “meritorious services and support.”

The event, which was held at the conference hall of Hope Afresh Foundation, Jalingo, featured discussions on sexual harassment and career progression in legal profession, among other topics. The programme is designed to empower female lawyers to be successful in their professional career, the organisers said.

The governor’s wife stated that learning from seniors helps in improving performance and leads to mastery of the job.

PRESS RELEASE: Gov. Ishaku Approves of Minor Cabinet Reshuffle

PRESS RELEASE: Gov. Ishaku Approves of Minor Cabinet Reshuffle

His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Taraba State Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku has approved a minor cabinet reshuffle.

Following the development, the Honourable Commissioner of Women Affairs and Child Development Mrs Hauwa K. Andeyantso has been moved to the Ministry of Social Development while her counterpart Mrs Bridget Twa who heads the Ministry of Social Development is now in charge of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Child Development.

The minor cabinet reshuffle is with immediate effect.

Signed – Iliya Bekyu Akweh, Chief Press Secretary to the Executive Governor.

Gov. Ishaku Flagg off Pamanga-Dakka Road Project

Gov. Ishaku Flagg off Pamanga-Dakka Road Project

Governor Darius Ishaku has flagged off the ten point three billion naira, thirty five kilometer Pamanga-Dakka road Project.

The ceremony took place at Pamanga in Bali Local Government Area of the State.

Speaking, Governor Darius Ishaku maintained the stance of his administration to the construction of more roads which is in line with his campaign promise to the late Gangwari of Dakka and the people.

He opined that the massive construction of roads in the State will no doubt enhance security surveillance including boosting of socio economic activities.

The Governor promised to provide funds to Geld, company handling the project in order to complete the road by December.

Governor Darius Ishaku charged the Contractors to maintain quality jobs to leave lasting legacies in the area.

In his Speech, Commissioner of Works Ibrahim Hammanjulde reeled the achievements of Governor Darius Ishaku on road construction to include Magami road network of six point seven kilometer, Takum Chancjanji, dual carriage Jauro Yinu to Pantinapo City gate with pedestral bridges and walk ways.

Others are Bali Serti to Gembu, Marraraba Baissa to Abong, Marraraba Lasheke to Pantisawa,phase one of Jalingo Kona road, Takum Katstina and others.

Hammanjulde, expressed confidence on the project to boost socio economic activities and as well enhance security of the area.

On his part, Chairman Bali Local Government Area Musa Mamud enumerated the giant strides of Governor Darius Ishaku in Bali to include drilling of solar boreholes, extension of Bali roundabout, renovation of schools, supply of transformers and the ongoing Pamanga Dakka road.

Mamud, who appreciated Governor Darius Ishaku for commencing the Construction of the Pamanga Dakka road appealed to him to upgrade the Bali General hospital to a Specialist hospital to mitigate the travelling of patients to various health facilities outside Bali Local Government Area.

In his vote of thanks, Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly Hamman Adama Abdullahi thanked Governor Darius Ishaku for flagging off the road project.

He said past administrations have made efforts to construct the road which could not see the light of the day and applauded Governor Darius Ishaku for his doggedness and resilience for making the day a reality.

United Nations Rates Taraba Largest Host of Refugees in Nigeria

United Nations Rates Taraba Largest Host of Refugees in Nigeria

The Deputy Representative, United Nation High Commission for Refugee (UNHCR), Abuja, Mr John McKissick has stated that Taraba state has been rated the largest host refugees in Nigeria.

He stated this when the team visited the secretary to the state government in his office in Jalingo.

The Deputy Representative said the team have visited most West African countries especially Cameroon and now they are in Nigeria to access the needed assistance in regards to protection of refugees in Taraba state and to also know whether the refugees needed to stay in a community or be relocated.

He said the team will like to visit most of the refugee camps within the state and at the borders to help bring lasting solution to problems affecting refugees in the state.

Responding, the Secretary to the State Government, Hon. Anthony Jellason said the state government is witnessing endless influx of amazonian refugees in the camps, adding that they only show up when materials are being distributed, describing the situation as unfortunate.

Mr. Jellason lamented that some of them have become security threats to their host communities and threatened Nigerians at the border among other criminal activities.

He commended the UNHCR for the visit to the state, assuring them of the government’s support to bring lasting solution to the problems raised.

Speaking during the interactive session with critical stake holders at the Bureau for local government and chieftaincy affiars conference hall, the Deputy Director Disaster Management from the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Service, Abubakar Suleiman said the exercise is to enable the Federal Government and its Humanitarian partner, in collaboration with the state government obtain first-hand information on the humanitarian situation created by the influx of asylum seekers from Cameroon with a view to providing possible solution through burden sharing mechanism.

Abubakar noted that suffice it to state that the Federal Government of Nigeria is mindful of challenges and tensions always associated with hosting asylum seekers and refugees globally especially in the immediate host communities and Nigeria’s experience is not different particularly in Taraba state.

It is to this end that the FMHADMSD led the multisectoral team to the state to carry out needs assessment of the possible humanitarian situations caused by the influx of refugees from Cameroon into Nigeria through the national border corridors of Taraba States.

He added that another very important phase was to hold a stakeholders interactive meeting with relevant State Government MDAs and non-governmental organizations to sensitize them on the roadmap for the operationalization of the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR).

Highlights of the visit event was an interactive session with critical stake holders in the state.

– By Yusuf Salihu Sansani, Jalingo.

Gov. Ishaku Visits Former Vice President and PDP Presidential Flagbearer, Alh. Atiku Abubakar GCON

Gov. Ishaku Visits Former Vice President and PDP Presidential Flagbearer, Alh. Atiku Abubakar GCON

Gov. Ishaku’s visit to Alh. Atiku Abubakar GCON

Taraba state governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku visited His Excellency, former Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and also the PDP Presidential candidate, Alh. Atiku Abubakar GCON.

Governor Ishaku went to congratulate him on his emergence as the standard bearer of the PDP and also for making such an acceptable choice of Governor Ifeayi Okowa as his running mate.

The Governor while describing PDP as the only Nationalistic Party with total respect to the rule of law, added that with the duo of Atiku and Okowa, the PDP is set for a landslide victory come 2023 general elections.

Newly Appointed Court of Appeal Judges Sworn In

Newly Appointed Court of Appeal Judges Sworn In

Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku has sworn in Justice Shuaibu Dahiru Ahmad as new Grand Khadi of the Taraba State Sharia Court of Appeal and Khadi Salau Ismailia Madugu of the Sharia Court of Appeal, and the Judge Taraba state Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Bulus Nyiputen.

Governor Ishaku charged the judges to always do what is right to earn the respect of the people.

The Governor asserted that for his administration to establish a viable Judiciary in the State, more Judicial Staff needed to be employed, dilapidated Courts needed to be renovated and as well improvement on welfare.

He advised the Judges to imbibe high level morality and fairness in the discharge of their duties and responsibilities.

The Governor, implored the Judges to shun primitive and religious sentiments that have held the nation back and called for closer collaboration between members of the bar and bench for the quick dispensation of justice.

In their remarks,Grand Khadi of the Sharia Court of Appeal Shuaibu Dahiru Ahmad, thanked Governor Ishaku for appointing him and other Judges to man the various Courts.

They pledged the resolve of the Judges to work in accordance with the law.

The Taraba State Chief Judge, Justice Philibus Andetur administered the Judicial Oath of Office and Allegiance to the Judges and the Judges were later presented with a brand new corolla vehicle.

The ceremony at the Excos Chamber of the Taraba state Government House in Jalingo on Wednesday.