Taraba governor, Ishaku speaks on sharing state money to politicians

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Darius Ishaku, Governor of Taraba State has warned that politicians should not expect him to share money meant for development of the state.

He said rather than share such money, he would use it to fund projects in the state and leave behind landmark achievements.

Speaking in Takum, his country home, while celebrating the Yelutide season with his commissioners and politicians, the governor said his priority was to develop the state and leave behind a good name rather than share the little resources available due to second term.

The governor, who also urged monarchs to pray for peace and “attitudinal change in the state”, said his administration had financial challenges.

He said, “The challenge is that what we are getting today is a far cry from what the previous administration got.

“The Bible says you should love your neighbour like yourself. The scripture does not explain who that neighbour should be. So, your enemy might happen to be your neighbour, so you must love him. Once you love one another, everything is achievable.

“And if I can put a hospital in Gembu and Bambur to reduce the traffic going to Jalingo, I think it’s the best thing.

“I would have collapsed all that and shared the money. But I wouldn’t do that, even if it means not getting a second term. But I will know I have put smiles on the faces of some millions of people. I will love to earn a name than earn money.”

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