Agric will save Taraba from bankruptcy —Governor

FOLLOWING a recent publication that listed Taraba among states that may go bankrupt due to reliance on Federal Government’s allocation, the governor, Darius Ishaku, has vowed to increase the state’s Internally Generated Revenue by boosting investment in the agricultural sector.

Ishaku stated this recently at a dinner organised in Jalingo to mark the breaking of Ramadan fast for Muslim faithful in the state.

“I have already promised President Muhammadu Buhari that Taraba will meet 10 percent of national tea demand by December 2016 and we are committed to achieving that,” said Ishaku.

“We have also committed resources to boost rice production and other crops in the state to improve the economy and feed the nation. We have the right soil, rainfall, weather conditions and the workforce so we would revive the economy using agriculture,” he said.