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Taraba Governor, Ishaku, Speaks On Relocating To Abuja

Taraba Governor, Ishaku, Speaks On Relocating To Abuja


Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has explained the reasons for relocating from the state to Abuja.

Ishaku’s Chief Press Secretary, Bala Abu, said that his boss is receiving adequate medical treatment in Abuja for a domestic accident.

Abu disclosed this in Abuja on Friday following the controversy that his boss has been away from Taraba state for over 55 days.

He said, “We urge the good people of Taraba, their friends, and admirers in and outside the state, to ignore the campaign of falsehood being orchestrated by some people. His Excellency is desirous of returning to the state and will do so when he has sufficiently recovered.

“No aspect of governmental activities has suffered a setback as a result. All government projects are going on smoothly, and the government has continued to meet its obligations to contractors while appropriate government ministries and officials are monitoring progress.

“It is, therefore, wrong and misleading to suggest that the Governor’s absence has affected the morale of civil servants and governance in the state.”

Abu said that it was wrong to claim that the governor had breached Section 190 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) by not transmitting power to his deputy.

“The said section of the Constitution 190(2) speaks of a transmission of power only when the Governor proceeds on vacation or is otherwise unable to discharge the functions of his office.

In this case, the Governor is not on vacation, and he is not unable to discharge the duties of his office.

“He has been conducting his official duties diligently. Government activities are not at a standstill. Governor Ishaku has not breached any part of the Constitution.

“Recently, in Abuja, he visited the offices of World Bank in search of the Bank’s assistance for development projects of the state government.

“He remains focused and irrevocably committed to peace and the socio-economic development of Taraba State,” Abu said.

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