Taraba Governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku, on Tuesday appealed to youths in the state to support his second term bid. Ishaku made this call during his third year anniversary and Democracy Day celebration held at the Jolly Nyame stadium Jalingo.
“I want you (the youth) to go out during the election and re-elect us. I will empower you to be millionaires; you will be exporting milk and meat; you will be driving Mercedes Benz, instead of Keke NAPEP,” he said.
“Today, over 3000 youths have been employed and thousands empowered through the Rescue Mission’s skills acquisition programme.
“Those empowered are now self-reliant and have become employers of labour. The story of one Aisha is a good example. She was empowered; she later employed a widow and five other persons and her business is still running.
“When you elected me in 2015, you did not know me well. Now, you know who Ishaku is; now, you know who DDI is, who Daram Dam Dam is, because of what I have done for you
“Some Germans came to invest in tourism in the State, on getting to the mountain in Gembu, they were crazy. But upon hearing news of attacks and killings, they all left,” he said.
Speaking further, he said apart from tourism, he has achieved tremendously in all other sectors including agriculture, education, health and infrastructure. He also added that the Nigerian Medical Association gave him award because of the hospital he built in Wukari and the ongoing reconstruction of the hospitals in Bambur and Gembu.