By Danzumi Ishaku, Jalingo.
Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba state, has stressed the need for People on the Mambilla Plateau to eschew all forms of bitterness for the sake of peace and development of the area and Taraba state.
This was the major discuss, when Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku paid a visit to the Chief of Mambilla, Audu Shehu Baju in his Palace at Gembu, Sardauna Local Government Area.
Governor Ishaku assured the people on the Mambilla Plateau of his commitment to extend to coffee and barley farming since he has conquered tea if they are able to sustain peace.
He stressed that despite the frustration on the release of some fund to the state from the Federal Government was able to initiate viable programs and expressed optimism that Mambilla Plateau would soon be an envious town in the country.
Ishaku promised to renovate the palace of the paramount ruler of the Mambilla Plateau, Audu Baju.
Commenting, the Chief of Mambilla Shehu Audu Baju thanked the various efforts of Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku that has made peace to return to the area and Taraba state as whole.
The traditional chief pledged the unflinching support of all people of the chiefdom to the reelection bid of Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku in 2019 general election.
Meanwhile the Mbondua of Mbamnga, Emmanuel Quiltomi Njiwa says the creation of Mbamnga Chiefdom by Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku remains the greatest achievement of the present generation of the Mbamnga race.
The Mbondua made this known during the inauguration of the Mbamnga traditional guest house and office by Governor at Mbamnga, Sardauna Local Government Area.
Emmanuel Njiwah said, successive administration which could be traced back to over sixty years failed to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the people emphasizing that Governor Darius Ishaku has broken the record by living indelible mark in the sands of time .
The monarch revealed that Mbamnga is a town on the international highway linking Nigeria and Cameroon which place it on the platform to host bilateral consultations and other exigencies.
He disclosed that over eighteen billion naira was used for the project through tax from individuals and other communities.
High point of the ceremony was the inauguration of the guest house by Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku amidst cheers from people of the community.
Also in Sarduana, Bang Community on the Mambilla Plateau has presented a title to Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku as defender of the bang people.
The colourful ceremony took place during the annual new year Cultural festival of Bang , held at Bang in Sardauna Local Government Area.
Speaking, Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku promised to construct some roads on the Mambilla Plateau if reelected into office.
Ishaku said his choice of celebrating New Year in Sardauna Local Government Area was designed to celebrate peace that has returned urging them to see each other as one owing to their long history.
The Governor promised to initiate more live touching programs for the people in his second term and solicited their support in next year gubernatorial poll.
Commenting, Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly Abel Peter Diah assured Governor Darius Ishaku of their full support to ensure his victory in next year’s election.
Also speaking the President of Bang Cultural Development Association Eric Juyo thanked Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku for creating a Chiefdom for them and also for renovating library at the Government Day Secondary school Bang.
Juyo, enumerated challenges of the area to include lack of healthcare centers, roads, water, communication barrier and others.
High point of the festival was the presentation of the title of defender of the bang people on Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku, his Deputy Haruna Manu for his support to Governor Ishaku on Peace,Presentation of a traditional symbol to Speaker of the State House of Assembly Abel Peter Diah for his role on mobilization of the Mambila people.
The Bang people also presented Wife of the Governor Anna Ishaku with a wrapper of the Bang Community Development Association in recognition of her developmental initiatives in many hard to reach communities in the State.