By Gabriel Yough
Jalingo – Mr Dennis Nev, Taraba Co-ordinator of New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), has commended Gov. Darius Ishaku for opening up rural roads across the state.
Nev told newsmen on Wednesday in Jalingo that the projects would open up growth opportunities for rural dwellers and boost the Taraba economy.
He particularly identified the ongoing construction of Lacheke-Pantisawa, Wukari-Tsokundi, Chanchanji-Takum and Mararaba Baissa roads as “huge steps” that would ease movement and boost commercial activities.
Nev also commended Ishaku for fulfilling his promise to fix the Chanchanji bridge.
“Fixing that bridge is a dream come true for the people; the governor promised to do it during his campaign and it is good that he has kept his word,” he said.
Nev appealed to the governor to facilitate the establishment of a commercial bank in Chanchanji to boost economic activities there.
“Bringing a bank to Chanchanji will further boost economic activities and reduce incidences of armed robbery attacks on traders coming to transact business in the town,” he explained.
Nev commended Ishaku for establishing Agro Greenhouse farm, saying that the venture would explore available raw materials and create jobs for the youths.
He also lauded the governor for signing the anti-open grazing and ranches establishment bill into law, and expressed optimism that the measure would curtail clashes between herdsmen and farmers.
Nev urged the governor to quickly meet the requirements of NEPAD national and continental body, so as to start accessing funding opportunities for projects in Taraba.(NAN)