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Minister urges youth in Taraba to be vanguards of peace


Darius-Ishaku-300x225TAKUM – The Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Darius Ishaku, has underlined the importance of youth for achieving peace in Taraba and advised them to be at the vanguard of sustainable peace.

The minister made the statement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Takum on Sunday, where he attended his 60th birthday church thanksgiving service.

He said it was in an atmosphere of peace that the people’s concerns could be addressed.

The minister said over half of Taraba’s population was made up of young men and women and as such, for the society to have a meaningful future, the youth must imbibe the culture of patriotism, selflessness and peace.

Ishaku said while the Federal Government was according priority to various challenges confronting the youth, the problems could only be adequately addressed in an atmosphere of peace.

He added that development could effectively take place when there was peace and admonished the youth to eschew violence and work for the unity and progress of Nigeria.

The minister, however, cautioned the elite to refrain from statements or actions capable of sowing seeds of discord among various groups in the state, stressing that ordinary people had no problem living together.

Isiaku assured the people of Taraba that the Kashimbila Dam would be completed by December. [eap_ad_2] “The Kashimbila Dam will be a major source for electricity for people in the Taraba State.

“The project will not be abandoned and I will ensure completion of the 40MW hydro-dam on time. The dam will become a major source of electricity for people in the area,” he said.

Isiaku said that the Federal Government is committed to the improvement of the lives of citizens through provision for regular electricity to all Nigerians, including Taraba State, for both domestic and commercial purposes.

He added that the current electricity tariff increase was to encourage investors in the power sector and to make regular electricity supply sustainable for economic growth.

The project for the kashimbila dam was awarded at the cost of 374.2 million dollars. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]

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