Barr. Mrs. Anna Ishaku decorated with Humanitarian and Service Award
Wife of Taraba State Governor, Barr. Mrs. Anna Darius Ishaku was decorated and conferred with an Award of Excellence as the MSUGHSHIMA U Tiv Taraba meaning (Comforter of Tiv community in Taraba State) by the Association of Tiv Women Gassol Local Government Area.
This is in recognition of her distinctive support to Tiv community in Gassol Local Government Area of the State.
The event which took place yesterday at the Holy Trinity School premises, Sabongida Gassol had the esteem presence of the first lady of Taraba state, Barr. Mrs. Anna Ishaku with the staff of her NGO, Hope afresh Foundation Jalingo and wives of notable taraba government officials.
The Award ceremony accompanied with a decoration of the tiv attire cited the efforts of Her Excellency through her foundation as exemplary with achievements such as awareness campaign against intake of illicit drugs, relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), skills acquisition training and disbursement of diverse starter packs, training of Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA) amongst others.
Responding, Barr. Mrs. Ishaku condoled with the community over the series of attacks in sabongida that claimed lives and loss of properties. She promised to do more for the vulnerable in the state with the help of the state government and reiterated on the need for peace and unity among Tarabans.
Concurring, Rev. Fr. Julius Samuel Ioryue said a lot of calamity has befallen the Tiv community of the area as a results of disunity.
He however advised the Tiv community to embrace unity for the sake of peace and good governance.
The presentation of the Award was carried out by the Coordination of the Tiv Women Association Gassol.
The Representative of Gassol Local government Chairman together with a representative of the Chief of Gassol and Tiv Cultural Association Taraba State, chapter among others all commended Mrs. Anna Ishaku and her Hope Afresh Foundation for helping the needy in the state.