Taraba state governor, Arc Darius Ishaku has warned Tarabans to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols in 2021 in order to prevent the spread of the pandemic in the state.
Ishaku in his New Year message to the people of the state, Thursday, congratulated them for surviving the scourge of the pandemic and the economic hardship that came with it.
He advised sons and daughters of the state to remain steadfast in their support for his administration’s battle against insecurity, COVID-19 and economic challenges facing the state.
He urged the people to be hopeful, adding that his administration was determined to take steps that will bring more succour to them.
He attributed the low rate of COVID-19 infections and zero fatality in Taraba state to his government’s aggressive combat strategy and the cooperation of the people.
He assured that government’s proactive measures that have so far proved effective in containing the spread of the pandemic in the state would be further energised in the New Year.
Gov Ishaku said government has done a lot to reduce poverty in the state through the promotion of agriculture and skills acquisition for women and youths.
“Government rice production policy has been highly successful and has made life easier for both rice farmers and consumers,” he said.