Towards enhancing development in the state, Taraba State Governor, Dr. Agbu Kefas, has called for the support of the state’s indigenes in Diaspora to enable the his governance, as well as the country succeed through the economic and security challenges.
He said what his government and the federation needs are initiatives that would encourage productivity, peaceful coexistence and also guarantee economic prosperity.
While speaking at a stakeholders’ engagement with Taraba indigenes in Diaspora which took place at the Nicon luxury hotel, Abuja, the governor plainly stated that the call is all about the development of Taraba state irrespective of party affiliations.
According to him, the stakeholders’ input was crucial to fast track development of the state since Taraba was blessed with abundant human, solid mineral and natural resources that is capable of turning the state to be economic hub of Nation.
In his words, “The economic development of Taraba state is a crucial aspect that demands our attention. Taraba holds immense potential from its fertile land to its rich cultural potential.
“So let us come together and invest in our economic growth through entrepreneurship, investment in key sectors and providing mentorship to the youth.
“By doing this we would not only create opportunities for Tarabans but also contribute to the prosperity of our dear state.”
“The economic development of the state is a crucial aspect that demands the attention of all Tarabans.
“To actualise this, the need for the indigenes of the state residing in other parts of the country and the globe at large, to come and contribute their quota to the rapid growth of the state, he or she believed, has become necessary.
Kefas further noted that the support his administration wants from them is through initiatives that would encourage productivity, peaceful coexistence and economic prosperity.
“The economic development of Taraba State is a crucial aspect that demands our attention. Taraba holds immense potential, from its fertile land to its rich cultural potential.
“So, let us come together and invest in our economic growth through entrepreneurship, investment in key sectors and providing mentorship to the youth.
“By doing this, we would not only create opportunities for Tarabans but also contribute to the prosperity of our dear state,” said Kefas.
Earlier, Secretary to Government of the State, Chief Gebon Timothy Kataps, stressed the importance of the diaspora community and informed the forum about the state government’s adoption of a participatory approach that encourages dialogue, feedback, and ideas from all stakeholders.
“It is in this regard that His excellency Dr Agbu Kefas, request the collective efforts of all well-placed Tarabans to propel our state to unimaginable height especially in the thematic area of peace and security, education, healthcare, infrastructure, agriculture, and tourism in Taraba State.
“The Taraba State Government is committed to creating an enabling environment for investments, fostering transparency, and ensuring accountability in all sectors,”
He called on the indigenes of the state living across the globe not to hesitate to take advantage of the olive branches being extended to them by the governor.
He appreciated the Stakeholders for their prompt response to the call despite their schedules.
“I wish to appreciated all participants in Abuja and it’s environed to the Critical Stakeholders meeting, “he said.