From Odeh Ogaji, Jalingo
The Executive Governor of Taraba State, Dr. Agbu Kefas, has inaugurated a committee to streamline ministries and parastatals in the state.
Speaking during the inauguration which took place at the Government House Chambers in Jalingo, recently, the governor said the purpose of the exercise is to make it more convenient for the administration to ensure efficiency and productivity in the civil service.
Governor Agbu charged members of the committee to live up to expectation by being transparent in all they do
The governor explained that, members of the committee were carefully selected to ensure commitment and transparency in service to state, adding that he has no iota of doubt that with the caliber of men and women of high reputation in public and private experience, they will put in their best in order to move the state forward.
The Voice learnt that members of the committee were drawn from the three senatorial zones of the state for fair representation in line with his administration’s policy to ensure no section of the state is left behind.
Responding on behalf of other members of the committee, the Chairman, Elder Obadiah Ando appreciated Governor Agbu for selecting them among many others.
Elder Ando assured that members of the committee will work collectively with commitment, transparency and fairness to all in order to make the governor proud.
Ando charged members of the committee not to abuse the privilege given them by the governor even as he
charged civil servants working in ministries and parastatals that will be affected not to panic, stressing that the committee was not meant to witch-hunt anybody.
Similarly, Governor Agbo has inaugurated a committee on Gender Based Violence (GBV). The inauguration took place at the office of the Governor’s wife in Jalingo, the state capital.
Speaking during the occasion, the governor’s wife, Mrs Agbu Kefas thanked Taraba State Government under the watch of her husband, Dr. Agbu Kefas for considering women in his administration, especially on the issue of GBV.
The governor’s wife described GBV, especially as it relates to women as a global phenomenon and called on all stakeholders to join forces in order to end violence against women in the state.
Responding, the state Commissioner for Women and Child Development, Mrs Mary Sejen, thanked the governor and his wife for their support to the ministry within the first one hundred days in office.
Mrs Sejen said the ministry is planning to provide shelter for the vulnerable and called on all stakeholders not to waver in the fight against women and child abuse.