Taraba state to complete all ongoing projects before 2023
By Salisu Waziri, Taraba
The Taraba State government says it will complete all ongoing projects in the state before the end of the expiration of its tenure despite the glaring paucity of funds.
The State Commissioner of Information and Orientation Mr. Danjuma Adamu who disclosed this in a media chat in Jalingo stressed that although governor Darius Ishaku led administration has achieved a lot of infrastructural development and transformation of critical sectors, there are still areas and ongoing projects to be completed and the government was determined to complete them.
“The administration has not relented in efforts to check the high rate of unemployment especially among the youths. Currently, the governor has approved the employment of qualified persons into the state civil service and the exercise is already underway.
“In terms of security, Taraba state is relatively peaceful except for pockets of minor clashes in some parts. These have always been nipped in the bud due to the determined efforts of the state government in collaboration with security agencies and local communities awareness. Incidents of kidnapping have drastically reduced in the last few months due to intensified vigilance.
“To further compliment the efforts of security agencies in the fight against criminality, the state government has embarked on the construction of a befitting command headquarters for the Taraba Marshall, the state government established security outfit to combat all kinds of criminal activities.
“Work on the five million litres water reservoir on Mount Jalingo is already at advanced stage and moving speedily. When completed, this project will bring an end to the perennial water problems faced by residents of Jalingo and it’s environs. Equally, though the work on Jalingo road dualization has brought inconveniences to motorists and other road users, I want to appeal to the people to exercise patience as government is ensuring a timely completion of the project for the benefit of all”.
Adamu noted that the recent ranking of the state owned University among the top 20 in the country and the brilliant performances of students from the state in external exams is a direct result of the huge investment the state government has made in education since inception.