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“You Will Make Millions, Drive Benz If I’m Re-elected” – Gov. Ishaku Tells Youths

Valentine Chinyem

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Taraba State Governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku, on Tuesday appealed to youths in the state to support his second term bid, while promising to empower them in return.

The Governor made this plea, while speaking at the Jolly Nyame Stadium, Jalingo, during his third year anniversary in office and Democracy Day celebration.

He said, “I want you (the youth) to go out during the election and re-elect us. I will empower you to be millionaires; you will be exporting milk and meat; you will be driving Mercedes Benz, instead of Keke NAPEP.”

“Today, over 3000 youths have been employed and thousands empowered through the Rescue Mission’s skills acquisition programme.

“Those empowered are now self-reliant and have become employers of labour. The story of one Aisha is a good example. She was empowered; she later employed a widow and five other persons and her business is still running.

“When you elected me in 2015, you did not know me well. Now, you know who Ishaku is; now, you know who DDI is, who Daram Dam Dam is, because of what I have done for you

“Some Germans came to invest in tourism in the State, on getting to the mountain in Gembu, they were crazy. But upon hearing news of attacks and killings, they all left,” he said.

However, he took out time to cite his achievements, which he said has contributed immensely to the development of the state. He said tourism, agriculture, education and health, amongst others, have seen serious boost since his administration came into power.

Morse so, he added that the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) gave him an award, because of the hospital he built in Wukari and the ongoing reconstruction of the hospitals in Bambur and Gembu.

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