By Sule Sani
Taraba state Governor, Darius Ishaku has on Tuesday been rated as the best human rights friendly Governor in the Northern part of Nigeria by the Constitutional Rights Awareness and Liberty Initiatives.
The Chairman of the Constitutional Rights Awareness and Liberty Initiatives, Adeola Oyinlade disclosed the selection of the Governor during a conference at the United States’ Consulate in Lagos.
The event was in commemoration of the International Human Rights.
He said, Ishaku was picked based on his stance for freedom of peaceful assembly, tolerance to opposition, education as well as right to collective bargain among others.
Responding, Governor Darius Ishaku said his administration has created fifty chiefdoms with a view to engage people at the grassroots in governance, adding that he has also adopted proactive measures to address the issue of insecurity across state.
“The aim is to end kidnapping, theft, banditry, farmers and herders crisis and other criminal acts round the state, as Taraba is the most peaceful state today in the Northeastern part of the country.” Ishaku said.
He expressed joy on the educational upshoot of the state with WAEC performance of students, saying that the development has made it possible for him to train and retraining teachers and also employed more teachers.
According to him, the state is now targeting 80 percent against the 60 percent the present administration met when he assumed office as Governor of the state.
Governor Ishaku however, commended the Human Rights Initiatives for their immense effort by following his good work that has impacted positively on the lives of Tarabans.
Meanwhile, Ekiti state Governor, Kayode Fayemi was also rated as the best Human Rights Friendly Governor for the western part of the country, while that of the Southern part went to Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom State