Christmas: Taraba South Agog As Ishaku, Bwacha Fete Monarchs, Residents, Commission Projects
By Femi Bolaji, Jalingo
THE Christmas party in Taraba South was a celebration galore as the area’s leading political gladiators stormed their hometowns to celebrate the festive season with their people. For residents of the South Taraba area, it was not only a time to enjoy the euphoria of the season, but also an avenue for those in the hospitality industry to earn some cash.
Arewa Voice observed that most hotels were filled to capacity and the nightlife in the area was coming back to life. For the food vendors, huge sales were made while the agricultural vendors also sold their food crops in huge quantities and smiled at the bank.
Chief among those at home this Christmas was Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State, who led other government officials to Takum Town in the state’s Takum Local Government Area. for the celebration of Christmas.
He also hosted a dinner for traditional rulers, members of the National and State Assembly, government appointees and party loyalists who were in his hometown to pay their respects.
On occasion, Ishaku has praised state security officers for ensuring that Taraba remains peaceful. He also recognized the role of traditional rulers in state politics, especially the harmonious coexistence among the different inhabitants of the state. He reiterated his administration’s determination to work with them to ensure that all communities remain safe for one and all.
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He further urged traditional leaders to remain vigilant and report any foreign person with criminal intentions in their area to security officers. The Emir of Muri, HRH Abbas Tafida, who spoke on behalf of the monarchs, noted that their role is complementary to that of the government and would do everything in his power to ensure that bad eggs from their communities are fished.
The governor also visited Kurmi in central Taraba to commission a police outpost, a government pavilion named after him and a community hall. Similarly, Deputy Senate Minority Leader Emmanuel Bwacha stormed his hometown of Mararraba in Donga Local Government Area with his lieutenants. Apart from receiving visitors across Taraba South where he represents in the Red Chambers, he also used the occasion to distribute items to his constituents. Some of the items distributed included motorcycles, tricycles and the awarding of scholarships to needy students.
It also equipped a medical facility in Marreaba and commissioned a borehole and a 500-seat room in Mararraba. Speaking during the commissioning, Bwacha thanked his constituents for trusting him. He noted that his gesture to them is a reward for their confidence in his ability as the state’s most senior senator. He also promised to build the same multi-purpose hall in the other four LGAs he represents.
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