Former President of Nigeria, General Olusegun Obasanjo has taken a special interest in the Taraba State Peace Paradise, the Mambilla Plateau.
The General recently took a comprehensive tour of the plateau located in Sardauna Local Government Area of the state in the company of the Commissioner of Education, Hon. Johannes Jigem and others.
Although the purpose of his visit was not known, it was clear that He was savoring the naturally soothing weather of that countryside and visibly enjoying the thrill of the undulating topography for which the Mambilla Plateau is known.
Sources, however, have it that the General had taken a particular interest in the tourism potential and fertile soil of the village and is most likely planning on making massive investments there.
Obasanjo who has been on the Plateau for three days took a leisure trip through the villages with his glasses wind down and was seen happily waving villagers while they cheered.
While visiting a widow, Ma Rebecca Adolf who was empowered by Governor Darius Ishaku with an Emex grinding mill to aid her in the production of coffee, Obasanjo commended the Governor for the assistance rendered to the woman.
He praised Governor Darius for ensuring that creative minds are encouraged and nurtured to improve lives in the state. He also accepted a carton of coffee from the woman and expressed gratitude.
Hon. Johannes Jigem added that the coffee produced by Ma Rebecca if properly harnessed could place Taraba State among the best producers of coffee nation wide.
General Obasanjo who will visit the Mambilla Tea Factory today also visited the Government Secondary School Gembu. When informed of manpower shortage in the school, he promised to help alleviate the problem and also pledged to contribute his quota to the Town by constructing roads.
Villages visited by Obasanjo were Mayo- ndanga, Kan- iyaka and Ngubin- lekkitaba.