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Introduction by the Executive Governor

Taraba State of Nigeria has been in existence for 24 years and has been governed by both military administrators and civilian governors. Over this period, development efforts were deployed, which resulted in the ‘foundational legacies’ that exist.

They are foundational legacies because, compared to the abundant natural resources and other endowments in the State, the level of development should have surpassed this stage.

The socio-economic growth and development of Taraba State is apparently stunted because of some challenges of inadequate infrastructure, insufficient finance, moribund bureaucracy, plethora of ethno-religious interests, deep-seated rancour between the political class and the civil servants, widespread nepotism and proliferation of mediocrity, and an entrenched political polarization.

These major actors, together with other silent but salient issues, have held the socio-economic growth and development of Taraba State hostage.

The aforementioned situation gave birth to the Rescue Taraba 2015 Project and resulted in the development of this modest Rescue Agenda in order to guide the Rescue Team and our development partners.

Come and join me to Rescue Taraba State!

Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku FNIA

Executive Governor of Taraba State.