With deep sense of sorrow and heavy heart, the Government of Taraba State wishes to announce the death of His Royal Majesty, the Aku Uka of Wukari Dr. Shekarau Angyu Massaibi Kuvyon the II, CON, whose sad event occurred on Friday 8th October, 2021.
This was contained in a Press Release signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Iliya Bekyu Akweh.
It states that the Paramount Ruler died in his home town Wukari after a brief illness.
It states that until his demise, the Aku Uka was the Chairman, Taraba State Council of Cheifs and was the Chancellor, Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State and later appointed the Chancellor, Federal University Lafia, Nasarawa State.
It states that preparations for the burial will be announced later.
Taraba State Governor, Arc Darius Dickson Ishaku has expressed shock and sadness on the passing of Royal Majesty, Dr Shekarau Angyu Masa-Ibi, Aku Uka of Wukari and chairman of the Taraba State Council of Chiefs.
Gov. Ishaku described the late Aku Uka as a foremost paramount ruler whose reign brought peace, unity and prosperity to Wukari, Taraba State and the entire ancient Kwararafa Kingdom.
He described his reign as a period of self discovery by the Jukun people of their strategic place in history and role in the promotion of modern civilisation in Nigeria and beyond.
Gov. Ishaku described Masa-Ibi as a leader with a rare sense of history and praised him for his immense contributions to the documentation of the historic contributions of the Jukun and the entire Kwararafa people to the emergence of modern nations in Africa and Nigeria in particular.
He said the demise of the traditional ruler at this point in time has robbed Taraba State and Nigeria of the benefits of his wise counsel which he offered very generously in his personal capacity and as chairman of the Taraba State Council of Chiefs. He prayed God for the repose of his soul.
BALA DAN ABU
Special Adviser to the Governor(Media and Publicity)
By Bala Dan Abu..
Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku’s mission to rescue Taraba State from infrastructure decay and take it to greater heights in development has continued to yield dividends in leaps and bounds.
The fruits of these efforts manifested handsomely again last week with the latest ranking of universities by the National Universities Commission, NUC which placed Taraba State University, TSU, among Nigeria’s 20 best universities in the country.
The TSU was ranked 17th out of the 170 universities in Nigeria, beating 153 others.
The university is also number four in the entire North, beating older institutions like Bayero University, Kano, University of Jos and University of Abuja.
With this ranking also, TSU becomes the best university in the North East geo-political zone, coming one step just behind Atiku’s Amerian University, Yola, which was ranked 16th best university in Nigeria.
That is not the end of the sweet story about Taraba under Ishaku. In the same week, Taraba emerged as the Six state in Nigeria with the best Transparency and Integrity records in the conduct of public business.
Taraba State beat 30 other states and the FCT to take this enviable position. The rating was contained in the Transparency and Integrity Index 2021 released last week.
The rating exercise is conducted annually to determine the level of transparency exhibited by the states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, in the conduct of government business.
This latest twin laurel achieved by Taraba is, no doubt, a remarkable and fitting feather on the trademark red cap of Governor Ishaku. It is a recognition and an appreciation of his hard work and commitment to the promotion of the welfare of the generality of the people of Taraba State. It also underscores the philosophy of selflessness that the administration has promoted in its conduct of government affairs.
When Ishaku assumed office as governor in 2015, TSU was not a rated university. It was merely struggling to survive. It had only three professors and a few faculties.
The Rescue Agenda of the Ishaku administration intervened with the appointment of a new vice chancellor, employment of over 50 professors and many other categories of highly qualified lecturers.
The administration also added a lot more modern facilities, built of lecture halls and lecture theatres and increased students population. Then the story changed dramatically.
Today’s positive story of the outstanding success of TSU is intrinsically linked with the revolution that has also taken place in the lower rungs of the educational ladder in Taraba State. In fact, the education sector under Governor Ishaku is an unbroken chain of positive accomplishments. From the building of over 500 additional classrooms to the renovation of over a thousand classrooms, the provision of millions of instructional materials, the motivation of teachers with training opportunities, regular payment of salaries and the employment of 3,000 graduate teachers in one fell swoop to boost quality of teaching, the sector has seen the best of attention, the type it has never experienced since the creation of the state.
These outstanding credentials of positive transformation in education are replicated in every sector of public service by the Ishaku administration.
The health sector today boasts of three world class hospitals, the transport sector now proudly flaunts numerous well built roads with the addition of an airport that is now open to daily flights.
All these are part of the credentials of remarkable achievement by the Ishaku administration that have continued to earn major awards and recognition for Ishaku and Taraba State.
The state, courtesy of the administration, has provided regular water supply to Jalingo. It’s determined to consolidate this feat with the completion of the on-going Jalingo Gigantic water scheme. The rural communities have all been served with clean water with the sinking of 800 boreholes in 800 communities in the state.
The agricultural sector has not only become a source of stable food production but has stabilized food prices. Farmers, on the other hand, are making good money and smiling to the banks daily.
The icing sugar on this grand cake of positive achievements by the Ishaku administration is the rating of the administration by Transparency and Integrity Index 2021. What the agency has said of the Ishaku administration with that rating is that it did everything it did to transform the state in the most honest and transparent manner. It is, therefore, also a declaration that Gov Ishaku as a man of great integrity.
Bala Dan Abu,
Special Adviser to the Governor
(Media and Publicity)
Taraba State Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku has commiserated with the state chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Col Agbu Kefas(Retired) and the entire Kefas family dynasty of Wukari on the death of Air Commodore Ibrahim Kefas, former military administrator of Cross River State and later Delta State.
Governor Ishaku described the death of the retired military officer on October 1, 2021, as a monumental loss to the State and Nigeria as a whole.
He said that while in active service, the deceased displayed exemplary sense of patriotism, discipline and hard work, qualities that stood him out among his peers.
Governor Ishaku noted that it was also for this reason that he was always chosen for difficult but crucial national assignments while in service.
Even in retirement, Air Commodore Ibrahim Kefas was always ready to give, and he indeed, gave the Federal and the Taraba State governments the benefit of his immense wealth of experience in several areas of service.
Governor Ishaku urged his family, colleagues and the entire people of Taraba State, to take solace in the fact that the deceased touched many lives positively in his lifetime. He prayed God to grant his soul eternal rest.
Bala Dan Abu,
Special Adviser to the Governor
(Media and Publicity)
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On this auspicious occasion of the 30th anniversary of the creation of Taraba State, I wish to join all of you – the good people of the state – in thanking God for this milestone in the life of our dear state and for the remarkable progress recorded during this period.
The creation of the state 30 years ago was, no doubt, a watershed in the social and economic lives of the people. It has quickened the pace of social and economic development. The state now has expansive and functional educational institutions with a highly rated state university – Taraba State University – as the icing cake of this progress. Our schools are among the best in the country and our WAEC performance statistics occupy the number one position in the entire Northern states.
The state can also now boast of a good network of urban and rural roads and an airport, all of which have made movement of people and goods a lot easier, safer and more comfortable.
Access to health facilities has been greatly enhanced and our hospitals and clinics are not only many but can now boast of modern facilities and a corps of highly trained and motivated healthcare personnel.
Most of our urban and rural communities now enjoy clean water and fairly regular electricity power. The quality of life has substantially improved through empowerment and poverty alleviation programmes of this administration and its predecessors.
The human empowerment programme of my administration and that of the Hope Afresh Foundation of my Wife, Anna Darius Ishaku, have cumulatively redeemed over 12,000 women and youths from unemployment and abject poverty.
We also resumed fresh recruitments into the state civil service which had remained banned for over 20 years. This decision is a manifestation of the humane face of my administration.
My administration is credited with outstanding credentials in agricultural development through its farmers support programmes. Taraba under my watch has become a major producer of rice, assorted vegetables, soya beans, cassava and sesame. Tea farming and tea production has regained fresh vigour and impetus. Today, Highland tea is a global brand.
But the pivot of all these achievements is peace which my administration labored for and achieved. Our peace mantra –“Give me Peace and I will give you development” worked magic. I am happy that our people now know the importance of peace and have shown a lot more commitment and desire to live together peacefully.
All these achievements could not have happened at the speed they did if the state was not created. That is why we remain eternally grateful to our leaders, past and present, who championed the demand for the creation of Taraba State.
We must also use this opportunity to salute all those who, at one point in time or the other, superintended the state as chief executives for their patriotism, couraage and commitment to the welfare of the state and its people. The remarkable progress that Taraba State has made in 30 years is a product of their collective effort.
It is, however, true that despite all that has been achieved over the years, the state has not attained the level of development that we all wish for. There is yet a lot more to be achieved. In fact, the state is at this moment still work in progress. For example, we have not done much to promote tourism which is a leading economic potential in the state.
Mining also remains virtually untapped in Taraba State. All these are due to the problems of insecurity. All hands must, therefore, be on deck so that we can overcome these obstacles that hinder our progress as a state.
I wish, therefore, to use this opportunity to call on all Tarabans, irrespective of their political persuasion and religious beliefs, to join hands in the task of lifting the state to greater heights.
Let me use this opportunity to thank our people for their support for my administration and to assure them that we are determined to leave behind legacies that they will all be proud of at the end of our tenure.
I congratulate all of you on this important day in the life of our state and urge you to remain steadfast in your loyalty and support for the state.
Gov. Ishaku Condoles With His Plateau State Counterpart Over the Death of Ibrahim Mantu, Former Deputy Senate President
Taraba State Governor, Arc Darius Dickson Ishaku has condoled with his Plateau State counterpart, Rt. Hon Simon Lalong over the death of Ibrahim Mantu, former Deputy Senate President.
Governor Ishaku recalled a meeting with the former Deputy Senate President barely two weeks ago at a political forum in Abuja and said he is greatly shocked with the news of his death.
He described the late Senator Mantu as a consistent and influential political voice whose contributions to the birth and sustenance of the current democratic dispensation in Nigeria will never be forgotten.
As a politician, Mantu never wavered in his belief and desire for the unity of Nigeria.
This guided his actions and utterances as member of the Senate, Ishaku said.
With his death, Ishaku said, Nigeria has lost a strong political voice and a bridge builder. He prayed God to grant his soul eternal rest.
BALA DAN ABU
Special Adviser to the Governor,
Media and Publicity.
Taraba State Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku has, on behalf of himself, the government and people of the state, commiserated with Hon Danladi Baido Tijo on the passing of his father, Rev. Baido Joseph Tijo.
Governor Ishaku described the late Joseph Tijo as a great servant of God who played a key role in the spread of Christianity to the hinterlands of Taraba State and the entire North East region of Nigeria.
He said through his enviable role in the Lord’s Vineyard, the late clergyman earned for himself alot of respect and recognition from which the younger members of the Baido Tijo family would continue to profit for a long time to come.
The governor urged members of the family of the late Baido Tijo to take solace in the fact that their patriarch had, through his good deeds here on earth, earned for himself a place of honour in the Kingdom of God.
He prayed for the repose of the soul of Joseph Tijo.
BALA DAN ABU
Special Adviser to the Governor
Media and Publicity.