The former Governor of Taraba State, Rev. Jolly Tavoro Nyame has applauded the doggedness of Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku in developing the State within the period under review.
Jolly Nyame said this while answering questions from Journalists during the Democracy Day celebration, which symbolically marked two years in office of Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku as the Executive Governor of Taraba State.
Stressing that the Governor has really done well, Rev. Nyame said, for a Governor to be enmeshed in legal tussle for almost two years, yet one could visibly see his impact, this is worth commending.
He mentioned that when he was the Governor of the State between 1999 to 2007, he easily got agitated and lost concentration whenever there was a court case instituted against him or his administration, however Governor Darius Ishaku inspite of long legal battles that spanned for almost two years has been able to initiate and execute projects that are worthy of praise.
The Taraba State political godfather stressed that, the two years under review can be described as the longest political battle in the history of the State, not one case, but two time consuming ones and all the two were determined and ended at the Supreme Court, which he scaled through successfully, adding that, even in the face of persistent distractions he was able to revive five maribond companies which will contribute significantly to repositioning the State.
Rev. Jolly Nyame remarked that the Governor deserves a path on the back concerning the gigantic Greenhouse project. According to him, in the face of the harsh economic condition, he was able to give the State a Multi Billion Naira project that will impact on the people of the State enormously.
He mentioned the provision of jobs, increase in the internally generated revenue base of the State among other benefits to be derived from the venture.
He also applauded his contributions in roads construction within the State capital, such as Magami road, Nipost road, FMC through Dorowa to Deeper life and the dualisation of road block to Kona, completion of palace way through the central market, Jolly Nyame way and the rehabilitation of Specialist Hospital road among many roads across the State.
The first civilian Governor of the State praised Governor Darius Ishaku for completing as well as continuing with the projects initiated by his administration and that of former Governor Danbaba Danfulani Suntai, saying such wonderful attitude will greatly transform the State and such legacy of continuity would be imbibed by future successive administration in the State.
Accordingly, the former Governor saluted his drive in the area of health, bothering on the renovations of hospitals across the three Senatorial Zones of the State, Bambur Hospital in Karim Lamido, Gembu Hospital in Sardauna, while that of Wukari has gone far with construction and renovation.
Other areas mentioned by the former Governor included the water revolution, women and youth empowerment among other programmes that have sincerely touched the lives of the people of the State.
Rev. Jolly Tavoro Nyame however said for the present administration to further function more efficiently, there is the urgent need for the people of the State to key into the Governor’s continous search and call for peace and mutual coexistence.
The former Governor further stressed that, though Taraba has had its fair share in the disruption of peace which impacted negatively on the pace of development, the Government of Darius Ishaku should be maximally supported to ensure that the successes recorded would be improved upon.
He concluded that, it will only be possible if the people of the State sincerely embrace peace and provide holistic and germain suggestions and contributions that will aim at propelling more and faster development of the State.