ABUJA: IF elected into power, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for the Taraba State, Aisha Jumai Alhassan, will harness the abundant natural and human resources in the state for the betterment of the region.
Alhassan disclosed this in Jalingo, the state capital, while presenting her “ten-point” agenda to the people.
She said the available natural resources in the state were enough for the state to foot it bills without depending solely on the monthly federal allocation from the crude oil.
“The idea of depending solely on crude oil and white collar jobs would be discouraged as agricultural and food security, specialized formal education and efficient healthcare system would also be given attention,” she said.
The main opposition’s governorship candidate added that the provision of portable water, development of infrastructure, provision of social services for development of women, youths, the physically challenged, sports and recreational facilities would as well receive a facelift.
She said the level of backwardness and underdevelopment of the state had reached an alarming level adding that after over 20 years of creation, the state still remained largely rural and bedeviled by recurring sectarian and communal clashes.
She also expressed readiness to promote peaceful co-existence and protection of lives and property among the people.
“We have taken time to understudy current situation and have come up with an objective, realistic and achievable people oriented projects that would re-launch our state and put her on the path of greatness,” Alhassan said.
The military government of General Ibrahim Babangida created the Taraba State in 1991 out of the former Gongola State.
SOURCE: CAJ News Agency