Taraba State Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku was honored today with an Award of Excellence by the Women Wing of TEKAN/ECWA during their Second National Convention held at the Lutheran Church of Christ LCCN, Mayo gwoi Jalingo.
Darius Ishaku told the Women congregation that Taraba state is richly blessed and all that is needed at the moment is peace so that all the necessary avenues would enhance growth and development to be explored in order to make the people of the state enjoy the abundant gifts that God has bestowed on the state.
Explaining further, the Governor noted with concern that the perpetrators of salary scam are still devising other means in spite of Government efforts to block leakages and reiterated his determination to overcome the leakages.
He disclosed to the women that the standard of education in the state is scaling up with Taraba state recording about 67.3%, placing it eighth in the country and first in the North and added that effort is being made to rid the state from the syndrome of ghost teachers, ghost schools and unqualified teachers among other.
Governor Ishaku appreciated the people of the State for harkening to his call on the need to give him Peace and he will, in turn, give back by developing the state.
In her speech, the Chairperson Women Wing of TEKAN and ECWA Taraba state Chapter, Mrs. Sarah David Ibi said the event is organized to enrich Women spirituality and to contribute to the propagation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and appreciated men for allowing their wives to be part of the program.
Sarah David Ibi said after carefully looking at the life impacting activities of the Governor, particularly the Rescue mission, the Women felt it was necessary to honor him with an Award of Excellence and to spur him to do more for the state.
Speaking also at the event, the Wife of Taraba State Governor and founder of Hope Afresh foundation Jalingo, Barr. Anna Ishaku appreciated the Women for honoring her husband with an award, saying that, it is an indication that they are in solidarity with the developmental strides of her husband.
The Award of Excellence was presented to the Governor by the WOWICAN National Financial Secretary of TEKAN and ECWA, Mrs. Jacqueline Sodo, which was preceded by a citation of the Governor by the Chief of Staff Government House, Rebo Usman, enumerating the achievements of the Governor since he assumed office as the Governor of the State.