EMMANUEL AWARI, Jalingo
Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku has granted pardon to 12 prison inmates in the state to commemorate this year’s Independence anniversary.
Ishaku said he has exercised the power conferred on him by the constitution on prerogative of mercy to grant amnesty to the inmates.
The 12 inmates were recommended to the Executive Governor by the state council on prerogative of mercy after verification of the inmates’ records across the four main prisons in the state such as Jalingo, Gembu, Wukari and Serti.
The inmates are Mohammed Bobbo, Ahmed Mohammed, Hamidu Ibrahim, Abdullahi Buba, Hama’Adama Hassan and Abdullahi Ali.
Others are Ayuba Tumba, Mustapha Abubakar Saarther Ugbe, Umaru Gidado Mohammed Lawan and Cery Danji.
Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs in the state, Bello Yero has called on the Federal Government to implement the efforts of Governor Ishaku in ensuring that the tourism potentials of the state are harnessed.
He said that the country has experienced a lot of development, adding that if tourism features of the country were harnessed, it would increase internally generated revenue for the state and the country at large.
He explained that Governor Ishaku has been making efforts towards developing the tourism potential of the Mambilla Plateau, noting that the Governor has held several meetings with the authorities concerned with a view of harnessing such potential.
He enjoined Tarabans to accord the present administration both at the state and federal levels the needed cooperation to achieve development.
Governor Ishaku during dinner at government house said this year’s anniversary is celebrated in a low key in the honour of the late Kpanti Zing and others who died in stampede in Mecca and security challenges problem in the North East. He assured Tarabans that he would return peace in the state adding that anyone who stand his way getting the peace would be crushed. He pleaded with people to give him support adding that Taraba State is left behind in all facet of life