Stop criticizing Ishaku wrongly, says Gani
Rather than busy criticising Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba State, Tarabans, irrespective of political parties and religion affiliations, ought to applaud him for ensuring normalcy in the entire state in spite of the empty treasury he met on ground.
These were the words of the former House Committee Chairman on Information, in the State House of Assembly, Daniel Ishaya Gani, whom according to him, the much-needed security had returned to the state since his assumption of duty as the number one citizen.
The former member who made this known yesterday in an exclusive interview with The Guardian, observed that even when the governor was made to inherit “ a huge amount of debt” which according to him totalled over N30 billion, he still succeeded in bringing back peace to our dear state.”
According to him, “ our people need to praise the governor because he met an empty treasury, yet he still managed to execute some projects within his first one hundred days in office.”
Stressing that had the “present government” been on ground when various crisis, among which were herdsmen attacks ravaged the state, the past government led by the “sacked Acting Governor, Garba Umar, made judicious use of the security votes, the state would have been at peace then.”
He added, “if they have use the huge amount of security votes set aside or security accordingly, the crises would not have been as it was before the coming of this governor.”
The former member who was visibly sad by the way and manner the state was massively “ looted” told our correspondent, “Governor Ishaku did not know that he is coming to govern in a state that is financially bankrupt.”
Gani who observed, “the coming on board of the incumbent governor was a blessing to the state” believed that “assuming he met little funds in the state treasury, the state would have been something else now in terms of development.”
Commenting on the new leadership of the House of Assembly, he is optimistic that with “Abel Peter Diah in control as Speaker, the eight assembly “will sure perform wonders.”
he need for the House to fashion out measures to discourage deforestation and protect the environment from degradation, as suggested by him, has become relevant.
“Exploration of forest products” as made known by him “if not controlled, Taraba State would soon become a desert” adding that environmental degradation was on the alarming stage in our state.”
He admonished the people to be patient, as the governor according to him, “would definitely make sure that the dividends of democracy spread across the state.
Believing that the members of the House would not tread paths that would be inimical to the people and the government at large, all hands, as suggested by him must be on deck to “ catapult the state to the height.