Mambilla Power Project could transform Taraba’s economy, says Ishaku

Taraba State Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku has urged the state’s residents to step up prayers for the actualisation of the proposed Mambilla Power Project in Sarduana Local Government Area, saying it could transform the state.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ishaku spoke on Tuesday when over 1,000 Mambilla individuals visited the Authorities Home, Jalingo.

He said the project was not solely the hope for steady electrical energy generation in the nation but in addition a source of hope for the state financial transformation.

“If the Mambilla power project is executed, Taraba and the Mambilla will never be the same again. The social and financial lives of the people will be transformed,”‘ Ishaku said.

He advised them not to overlook hope for the mission, including that he was inspired by their presence of appreciation for his administration’s projects of their towns and communities.

Mambilla, he said, occupied a special place in his coronary heart, including that all the things he had completed for the area were due to his love for the people.

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The governor recalled the numerous communal crises that occurred in the area in the past and famous that the peace being enjoyed there, for the time being, had vindicated his administration as fair-minded and dedicated to the welfare of the individuals.

He said against all odds and protests by different sections of the state, he doled out over N300 million to compensate those who lost their lives and properties to the crises in Mambilla.

According to him, this was part of the rationale peace had endured in the area.

He expressed happiness over the function being performed in the economic lives of the Mambilla individuals by the tea industry revived by his administration.

He stated the company had turned into the supply of economic dependence for over 4000 individuals in Sardauna LGA, and, being profitably managed, has been in a position to pay dividends for the first time in 40 years.

Ishaku is famous that one of his happiest days as governor was when he inaugurated new production machines for the tea firm.

Additionally, the group’s spokesperson Dr Abubakar Zubairu, stated the visit was in appreciation of the special consideration Mambilla had received under the Ishaku administration.

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