Gov Ishaku Pledges To Assist Agricultural Businesses Access Nigerian And International Grants

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Arc Darius Dickson Ishaku has affirmed that his administration will remain steadfast in its determination to reposition agriculture in the state.

Ishaku said this during the  inauguration of the Governing  Council of the College of Agriculture and the swearing in ceremony of the Chairman and members of the State Independent Electoral Commission, SIEC in the Government House, jalingo.

“In spite of the challenges posed by insecurity and communal crises in the state, this administration  has made significant progress in repositioning agriculture as a lucrative enterprise,” he said.

Ishaku added that courtesy of the number of people who are now in agricultural business, Taraba State has joined the league of major producers of rice, maize,  beniseed, soya beans and cassava, among others.

He also assured that his administration will assist farmers to secure financial assistance from local and international financial institutions to boost food production.

Addressing the Governing Council of the College of Agriculture, headed by Dr. Mohammed Shatta,  Ishaku urged members to key into this policy of government for quicker results while advising the council of the institution to come up with innovative ideas that can help farmers become more productive.

To the SIEC, the Governor applauded the commission for consistently asserting its independence as well as conducting free, fair and credible elections.

He further advised the commission to remain focused and should not be distracted by false accusations.

Dr. Phillip Duwe, Head of the SIEC board  who spoke for both the SIEC and the Governing Council, praised Gov Ishaku for always being meticulous in the choice of those who work with him.

Duwe assured the Governor that they will not disappoint him knowing fully well that with every responsibility comes expectations

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