Commissioner Tours Agencies, moves to bring reforms.
By Christiana Babayo, Jalingo
Taraba State Commissioner for Environment and Climate Change, Hon Aishat Abdulazeez Barde has taken steps to visit agencies under her ministries as parts of efforts to bring about reforms in all areas.
The Commissioner who visited the Taraba Environmental Protection Agency TEPA, Jalingo Central Nursery site, and Bakin Dutse where an ACReSAL project is ongoing said this move is to enable her familiarize with every section of the ministry so as to boost synergy between them as well as maximize productivity.
At the Taraba Environmental Protection Agency, TEPA, Secretary of the agency, Rifkatu Samuel described the visit of the Commissioner as a step towards the right direction.
She also drew the Commissioner’s attention to the challenges faced by the agency ranging from the aftermath of the Endsars protest in 2020 where the agency was vandalized to the issue of mobility, office spaces and manpower.
While taking the Commissioner round, she appealed to the Honorable Commissioner to come to the aid of the Agency in order to revive it and set it rolling for the good of the Ministry and the state entirely.
In her response, the Commissioner assured the agency of her undying support and will to tackle their challenges to the best of her ability, while directing them to submit a full report for her perusal.
While interacting with journalists shortly after the tour at Bakin Dutse, the Commissioner explained that she has come to contribute her quota to the project of change in Taraba, hence she will do just that.
“I have just gone round to see things for myself because you know seeing is believing. I have seen things and I’m impressed so far. When they came to me and told me about what the have on ground,including planting of 12,000 trees, as an environmentalist, I was curious so I said I will go round and witness it”
“The issues of Climate change are biting harder into the environment and we must tackle them as a matter of urgency. Climate change is a new phenomenon to many so we will ensure that we sensitize people, communities and partnering agencies on it” She said.
The Commissioner called on the staff, directors and partners of the ministry to work together so as to continue the projects that are under the Ministry for the good of Taraba State and also for the environmental by improving resilience to climate change.