We are determine to end water scarcity, completes all ongoing projects – Ishaku
Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku has on Thursday restated his administration determination toward providing potable water to bring to an end the perennial water scarcity facing Jalingo, the state capital and its environs.
Ishaku who spoke through the state Commissioner for Information and Reorientation, Hon. Danjuma Adamu during a press conference held at Nuj said the 5 million water reservoir project on mount jalingo is progressing at high speed.
He recalled that recently, the management of the Taraba State Water Supply and Sewage Corporation (TAWASCO), had announced its plans to introduce more technologies and innovations to enhance productivity and efficiency in the water supply and distribution chain.
“There is, therefore, the need for water consumers in the state capital to reciprocate the gesture of the State Government by paying their bills promptly to enable the agency to serve them better”. Said Adamu.
The Commissioner also restated that ” Governor Darius Ishaku is determined to complete all ongoing projects embarked upon by his administration before the expiration of his tenure in May 2023, with the sole objective of improving the living condition of Tarabans, and called on them to continue to give maximum support to the government.
“There is no doubt that tremendous successes have been recorded in the area of infrastructural development in the state, particularly in the ongoing road projects across the state. For instance, the city gate project is being carried out with greater vigor.
“Other road projects such as the 20-kilometer Mararraba- Lacheke- Pantisawa in Yerro LGA; the 30-kilometer Wukari-Tsokundi in Wukari LGA; and the 52-kilometer Mararraba–Ba’issa-Abog in Kurmi LGA are in various stages of completion, while 1.5-kilometer Takum_Lissam road in Takum LGA has already been completed and will be commissioned soon.
“Contracts have also been awarded for the 35-kilometer Pamanga_Dakka road in Bali LGA, and the 24-kilometer Gassol_Dominion road in Gassol LGA. The contactors have since mobilized to sites and works on the roads mentioned have commenced.” The Commissioner announced.
In the education sector, Hon. Danjuma Adamu revealed that the Rescue Captain, Darius Ishaku had achieved a lot including huge financial resources he has been given to the Taraba State University that led to its recently rated among the top 20 leading universities in Nigeria by the UNIRANK, an independent body accredited by the National University Commission, NUC.
“This feat us well earned, considering the tremendous support the Governor has been given to the university and education sector generally, despite the lean resources of the State Government and competing demands by other sectors.
“Also in the recent past, Taraba State has been performing very well in the West African Examination Council (WAEC), as well as the National Examination Council (NECO) examinations”. Adamu noted.
However, in the area of job creation, the number one journalist in the state informed that the DDI administration has not relented its efforts to reduce the high rate of unemployment amongst the youth by approval for qualified applicants into the state civil service which the state civil service commission had since commenced the recruitment exercise.
Furthermore, according to Hon. Danjuma Adamu, in terms of security, Taraba State is relatively peaceful compared to most of the states in northern Nigeria, except for the pockets of minor clashes in some parts of the state.
“These incidences have, however, been nipped in the bud, all due to the determined effort of Governor Darius Ishaku’s led government in collaboration with the security agencies in the state for peaceful, stability and prosperous Taraba,” Danjuma concluded.