The Chairman of Takum Local Government Area, Hon. Shiban Tikari has commended Taraba state Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku for embarking on projects that will fast track development in the state.
Hon. Shiban Tikari said this recently in Takum in an interview with news men on the landmark contribution made by Governor Ishaku in the past one year as the Governor of Taraba state most especially his country home, Takum.
The new Caretaker Chairman praised the leadership style of Arch. Darius Ishaku which is devoid of any form of sentiment but poised to carry all for the benefit and progress of the state.
He thanked the Governor for the wonderful work he has embarked upon in Takum, saying that, before now, the major road from Katsina Ala to Takum Central Market was an eyesore, and hardly motorable causing untold hardship to motorists and pedestrians most especially in the rainy season.
Shiban Tikari who was full of appreciation, said the road has been tarred thereby giving the town from Katsina Ala and Wukari axis a befitting look and people now ply the road with ease and added that, similar work is ongoing at Abuja road in Anguwan Rogo which is expected to serve as a ring road in Takum.
The Chairman stated that work is almost completed in the mounting and the installation of 7.5KVA transformer in Takum which is to effectively accommodate the two power sources, the 33KVA from Katsina Ala and that of hydropower from Kashimbila Dam, and pointed out that, very soon, Takum town will have steady power supply from two different sources which will help create job opportunities to citizens of Takum.
Similarly, Hon. Shiban Tikari said very soon, Takum town will also be linked to Kashimbila Dam and the era lack of portable drinking will be a thing of the past, explaining that, the state government has concluded arrangement for the award of contract for the laying of pipes as well as the repairs of broken down water facilities within the Local Government Area.
Y5He said Takum Local Government is a beneficiary of the state of the Art Maternity clinic courtesy of Development Africa, a faith based Christian organization in collaboration with the TY Danjuma Foundation and will be supported by the Taraba state government, and quickly pointed out that, all these good things are happening in Takum because the Governor who has the interest of his people at heart is in charge.
Speaking on security issues, the Chairman said Takum has been experiencing some security problems bothering on armed robbery and occasional kidnapping and commended the Taraba state Governor, Darius Ishaku who in collaboration with security agencies have reduced criminality in the area to the bearest minimum by identifying hotspots that are regularly being used by the criminals and stationed security personnel coupled with regular patrol from the Military.
Shiban Tikari maintained that apart from the incessant robbery which has been minimised, Takum has been enjoying relative peace pointing out that it’s been long that Takum had experienced any form of crisis.
He stated that he will continue to work in partnership with people to sustain the peace which the present administration led by Darius Ishaku has been urging people in the state to give him and thanked the Governor for reinvigorating on the peace and reconciliation committee, averring that it will help reposition the state security wise and pledged his loyalty and that of the entire people of Takum to the success of the Rescue Mission in the state.