From Victor Gai, Jalingo.
The Taraba State Commissioner of Information and Reorientation, Barr. Anthony Danburam has revealed that the present government has committed about 2 billion naira on the digitization of the two state broadcast media,the Taraba Television, TTV and the Taraba State Broadcasting Service, TSBS.
He made this known in an exclusive interview with our reporter in jalingo while bearing his mind on the performance of the Governor Darius Ishaku’s administration in the past one year.
The Commissioner stated that there were high expectations from the People when the present administration came on board which was due to the ugly past. He added that the Darius Ishaku’s administration has restored confidence and united the people which was why there is relative peace in the state now for some time. ‘He brought the gospel of reconciliation and the people keyed into it’, he stated .
When completed, he said the stations would be used as tools to carry out the reorientation, revealing that the digitization of the two state broadcast organizations, was about 90 percent.
On enlightenment of Tarabans towards shunning ethnicity and religious sentiments which indeed were responsible for the backwardness of the state, the Commissioner also stated that by this time next year,the state would have been covered by the two stations to help achieve the desired unity.
He therefore used the opportunity to warn those who are in the habit of causing trouble in the state to desist from doing so because the government would not tolerate that. ‘We have discovered people who are not Tarabans but who want to tear us apart. We know them and if they don’t stop,we would get them’,he warned.
Meanwhile on his own part,the Taraba state Commissioner of Health, Dr. Innocent Vakkai, stated that the present government has performed well in the area of health care delivery in the one year of its existence.
The Commissioner disclosed that the government ensured that the school ojnf Nursing and Midwifery was accredited which made it possible for the admission of students as admissions could not take place for the past ten years due non accreditation.
He added that the state was able to pay its counterpart fund for the control of diseases like lassa fever and leprosy among others.
He said waiver was given to retiring nurses for additional three years, so that by the time the period elapses, students of the school would have graduated to take over.