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Gov. Agbu Sworn In, Unveils 5 Points Agenda

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As part of his five points agenda, Governor Dr. Kefas Agbu of Taraba State on Monday promised to establish a standard Diagnostic Centre at the Specialist Hospital Jalingo.

The governor who made the promise shortly after he was sworn in at the Jolly Nyame Stadium Jalingo said, they will establish the center by using the Public Private Partnership model. 

He said the government will also expand the Kidney Centre at the Hospital.

Lt. Col. Kefas Agbu (Rtd) while thanking the people of the state for entrusting him with the mandate to serve as Governor, promised to be a servant to all irrespective of tribe, religion, political affiliation, or any other considerations.

He highlighted security and social welfare, boosting the economy, Healthcare, education, Home-grown infrastructure policy, Agro-based industrialization for wealth and job creation, as well as workers’ and pensioners’ welfare.

“My administration will demonstrate a high sense of urgency, transparency, justice, and innovation to tackle and solve the problems of welfare, Insecurity, poverty, illiteracy, disease, and poor infrastructure in Taraba State.

“Your Governor will be a people’s Governor. I will be accessible, responsive, consultative, and proactive in handling small and big matters of State Governance,” Agbu assured.

Governor Dr. Kefas Agbu, further disclosed that in their desire to diversify the economy of the state, the administration will target the tourism sector to boost GDP as well as create new jobs. 

“Deliberate efforts will be channeled to develop the Tourism potentials of the Mambila Plateau, Nwiyo Fishing Ponds, and several other sites in Taraba State,” he emphasized.

He, however, assured the women of speedy implementation of their recommendations, adding that the administration will be gender sensitive in appointments, while he also promised to work hand in hand with Youth organizations to produce an impressive blueprint for youth development in the state.

Governor Dr. Kefas Agbu appreciated all stakeholders who contributed in one way or another other toward the development of the state since its creation 32 years ago.

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CCNE Congratulates President Tinubu, Urges Him To Improve On Security, Economy 

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By Sani Yarima 

The Concerned Citizens of the North East (CCNE) has extended its warm congratulations to President Bola Tinubu on his first anniversary in office. 

This milestone marks a significant point in Nigeria’s democratic journey, and the CCNE commends the President for his leadership thus far.

In a statement issued by Lawrence Bilal Audu, Director of Corporate Communications, the CCNE urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) government to intensify efforts in addressing the pressing issues of bad governance in local government areas.

The organization emphasized the need for the government to prioritize the welfare and well-being of citizens at the grassroots level, ensuring that the dividends of democracy are equitably distributed.

The CCNE also called on the government to redouble its efforts in tackling the challenges of security and economic development. 

The organization stressed that the nation’s progress is contingent upon the safety and prosperity of its citizens and implored the government to implement policies and programs that promote sustainable economic growth and ensure the security of lives and properties.

Expressing optimism in the Tinubu-led APC government’s ability to overcome current challenges, the CCNE believes that with renewed commitment and dedication, Nigeria can be propelled towards a brighter future. 

The organization once again congratulated President Tinubu on this milestone and looks forward to seeing more progress in the years ahead.

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Kurmi LGC Boss Urges Ethnic Groups To Embrace Peace, Assures Ending Conflict In Taraba

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By Alexander Akumaior

The two warring tribes, Ichen and Chamba Dakka in Bissaula, Kurmi Local Government Area of Taraba State, have been advised to let go of bitterness and embrace each other for the sake of peace and development.

The Chairman of Kurmi Local Government Council, Moses Maihankali advised in an interview in Jalingo. 

He said the reconciliation process is ongoing to bring the two warring parties together to foster permanent peace and stability in the community. 

Maihankali stated that his administration is committed to supporting Governor Agbu Kefes’s five-point agenda to ensure the peace and security of the citizens.

The chairman said that even though he inherited the long-standing communal crises, he assured that he would explore all necessary strategies to establish lasting peace and stability between the two tribes. 

He revealed that he had already held separate reconciliatory meetings with the Chamba Dakka and the Ichen communities to discuss the need to reconcile the two ethnic groups for peace and unity. 

Moses Maihankali explained that these discussions have yielded positive results and plans are underway to invite the groups to Baissa to bring both parties together for reconciliation. 

This will be followed by warm receptions and celebrations before facilitating their official relocation to the Bissaula community for the final settlement in their homes.

He noted that following the displacement of people from the community, bandits took advantage of the area to carry out nefarious activities, but said the situation had been brought under control. 

The chairman called on the warring residents to forgive one another and forget the past to complement Governor Agbu Kefes’s peace initiative and allow development to thrive.

It should be recalled that the prolonged crises in Bissaula, which displaced the entire community for about three years, started as a result of the chieftaincy tussle between Ichen and the Chamba Dakka.

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Gov Kefas Appoints Dr. Hassan As Deputy Chief of Staff 

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Governor Agbu Kefas of Taraba State Tuesday approved the appointment of Dr. Emmanuel Lawson Hassan as the Deputy Chief of Staff.

In a statement signed by the Secretary to the Government of the State (SGS), Gebon Timothy Kataps, and issued to newsmen by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Yusuf Sanda said the appointment takes immediate effect.

Before his appointment, Dr. Emmanuel Lawson Hassan was a lecturer in the Department of History and Diplomatic Studies at the Federal University Wukari.

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