Nigeria needs your prayers now more than ever – Gov Kefas to Christians at Easter

By Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo JALINGO – Taraba State Governor Dr Agbu Kefas on Saturday urged Christians to use the occasion of this year’s Easter to intensify prayers for the state and Nigeria at large. The Governor who disclosed this in an Easter message singed by Honorable Emmanuel Bello, the SA Media and Digital Communication to the Governor noted that the country is in a state of both economic and security turmoil and the season is apt for prayers to God for solutions. He describes Easter as a season of great lessons for humanity and urged Nigerians to emulate the virtues of Christ that define Easter for the good of humanity. “This season calls for a deeper reflection on the virtues of sacrifice and selfless service to humanity and Christians must imbibe the teachings of Jesus Christ whose entire life, death and resurrection speaks to the qualities of long suffering and victory in the face of daunting challenges. “This year’s Easter is coming at a time the country is undergoing all sorts of crisis from the economy to security issues. At …

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We Must Take Hard Decisions To Move Taraba State Forward – Gov Kefas

By Sylvanus Viashima, JALINGO – Taraba State Governor Dr. Agbu Kefas has taken some tough decisions as the head of government including fixing the crisis of a “town without a King”. In this interview with journalists, he disclosed his plans for opening up Taraba to investors, tackle insecurity, while insisting that Taraba is not and can not be poor under his leadership.Excerpts: You have taken the posture of a revolutionary leader since assuming office in the state. What is the motivation? Well I am committed to good governance and democracy. My strong conviction is that good governance is only possible with the support of the people. After all, democracy is government of the people, by the people and for the people. So our policies are centered on the people. Every thing we have been doing is for the citizenry. Free Education Policy for instance is to open up the space so that every child can access qualitative education that will release their potentials. We are building people and are energizing the state. Every policy comes with its own challenge but …

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Taraba gov, Dr. Kefas presents N311.3bn 2024 budget to Assembly

Taraba State Governor, Dr. Agbu Kefas, on Friday, presented the sum of ₦311,388,525,661.96 to the State House of Assembly as the budget proposal for the 2024 fiscal year. Tagged budget of ‘Moving forward’, the 2024 estimate had governance, education, and health sectors as the majority priority sectors of the administration. According to him, the 2024 budget would ensure the implementation of prudent financial management practices for the state to achieve sustainable growth, improved service delivery and enhance the overall well-being of the citizens. The governor said, “Total Recurrent Expenditure is estimated at ₦111,679,595,358.59) only representing 35.9%. This is made up of a total Personnel Cost of ₦56,659,880,300.48 only, and other recurrent costs of ₦55,019,715,058.10 only. “The capital expenditure estimate of ₦199,708,930,303.37) only representing 64.1% is the highest ever in the history of the state. The breakdown of the budget shows that N65,524,088,626.72 is allocated for governance, N43, 208,278,849.29 for education, and N33,054,686,84804 is allocated for the health sector. Earlier, Hon. John Bonzena, the speaker Taraba State House of Assembly commended Kefas for his developmental steps in ensuring a new Taraba. …

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