Taraba Governor Agbu Kefas Introduces a 10 Palliative Initiative Care to Alleviate socio Economic Hardship in the state
Due to the ongoing socio-economic hardship melted on the citizens as a result of the fuel subsidy removal by the federal government, the executive governor of Taraba State Dr. Agbu Kefas has introduced a palliative initiative which is targeted at ameliorating and eradicating the hardship among the people of Taraba State
According to the governor, the palliative initiative plan will center on conducting a comprehensive need to understand the challenges by different communities and demographics in the state caused by fuel subsidy, and find solutions to them.
The governor also added that the state government will partner with local transport unions to subsidize public transport fares, and also collaborate with local farmer’s and vendors to ensure food items are affordable through subsidized rates so as to help stabilize the cost of living and ensure no one goes hungry during this difficult time
Speaking on the need to invest in development program, the governor promised that the state government will establish small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) and other youth empowerment programs to better the lives of the Taraba Youths. Also the social support network such as health care services, education, and women led households and internally displaced persons will get direct financial assistance, food and health care services
He added that the state government will provide energy sources such as solar power in homes and business areas, provide agricultural support and food security where farmers can have access to seeds, fertilizers and training, the distribution of free fertilizers to 108 wards within Taraba with immediate effect. Also, the ministry of environmental and climate change will implement environmental conservation programs, and ecofriendly practices to foster sustainable and resilient state
The governor further assured the people of Taraba the he will implement the federal government approved minimum wage to civil servants in the state which will take effect from October, 2023, and partner with NGOs and other bodies to leverage additional resources. Also stating that he will temporarily engage 10, 000 stranded youths and women to clean and keep the state neat on a monthly stipend of N15, 000 (Fifteen thousand naira)
He then conclude that the state government has already constituted a Palliative care committee Task Force which is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that all the palliative measures are implemented. He thereby charged the citizens of Taraba to join hands with the state government and help the needy and support the palliative plan so as to overcome the challenges and build a stronger and more inclusive state.