National honour: Taraba residents berates FG over award confer on Gov Ishaku
Residents of Taraba state on Thursday described the national honour confer on governor Darius Ishaku as, Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) , as an encouragement for a fail Nigeria.
Residents who spoke to our correspondent in Jalingo challenged that the governor after seven years in office, he only succeeded getting married for his four children.
Hon. Sani Ayuba, Obadiah Agbu and Garba Mahmud Garba both said the national award confer on governor Ishaku was a mistake that is capable of encouraging underdevelopment that may lead to a fail Nigeria and appealed to president Muhammedu Buhari withdraw the honour.
“Governor Ishaku does not merit the national honour award, he is the least performing governor in Nigeria and his achievements within the last seven years is getting married for his four children.
“Taraba has never been this bad until 2015 to this movement where almost every working institutions that were bringing revenue to the government is dead.
“The governor doesn’t even stay in the state to known the plight of the people, he comes into the state only for two function which are, to get the state House of Assembly’s nod to borrow and to take charge of the federal government monthly subvention to the state.
“Taraba state debt profile has risen to over 200bn as against 56bn before 2015. We don’t know what the governor has done with all the monies he borrowed. The 191kms of ruler road projects embarked by the governor since 2015 are still yet to be completed and some of the roads are not even up to 30 percent completion.
“The only completed project of the governor in the state is the Green House which has already gone moribund since 2020 with 200 staff of the project automatically disengaged.
“The state water project that the governor has been bragging of is a word Bank assisted program. We wish to appeal to president Buhari to withdraw the honour on governor Ishaku for the interest of good governance in the Nigeria” They justified.
But while responding to the citizens call against the governor, Mr. Bala Dan Abu, special Adviser to the governor on media and publicity said, those challenging the national honour on the governor were ungrateful citizens.
Dan Abu explained that the infrastructure revolution of the governor in the state earned him the position in president Buhari’s search for developmental minded nigerians for the award.