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Gov Kefas Plans To Resettle Kashimbilla Community


Governor Agbu Kefas of Taraba State has announced plans to resettle landowners in Kashimbila Community of the state years after government took several hectares of land from the community for the construction of a multipurpose dam in the state.



Kefas made the announcement, at the weekend, when he visited the dam sited in Takum Local Council.

The 40 megawatts hydropower station has storage capacity of about 500 million cubic metres, The Guardian gathered, was conceived to check the incessant threat of Lake Nyos in the neighbouring Republic of Cameroun, which collapse always resulted in flooding that often affects millions of lives and properties in the state.


Elated that the hydropower station has begun to impact Taraba and neighboring Benue State positively, Kefas said his administration would soon embark on resettling the owners of the land in which the dam was constructed.


"The issue of resettlement is not a problem. We will build something for them where they can stay comfortably. We are going to create a place for them because they are all our people," he promised.


While reiterating his administration's readiness to put smile on the faces of the residents, the governor urged them to eschew acts capable of impacting negatively on the multi-million dollar project.


"I assure you that we shall ensure all necessary social amenities required for man's comfort are put in place for citizens to feel the real dividend of democracy," he said.


He stated further that his visit to some projects site was to ascertain the level of work so far done and ensure their urgent completion in the interest of the people.


"My decision to visit some of the projects site here in Takum is to ascertain the level of work and ensure their urgent completion for the citizens to start feeling their impacts.



"My desire is to ensure the availability of all social amenities for the comfort of citizens and make Taraba a destination for development if not a starting point.


"I will also do my best to ensure that all local governments in Taraba are connected to the Takum hydro power sub-station to boost business activities and create more jobs for youth in Taraba state," the governor assured.


He also commended Gen. T.Y Danjuma for his development revolution plan in the southern part of Taraba state.


He expressed satisfaction with the standard of the Rufkatu Maternity hospital Takum, built by General Danjuma. He described the hospital as a revolution of standard in the Nigeria health system.


He also visited the ongoing renovation work at the Kashimbila airstream, the proposed T.Y Danjuma University as well as the Jukun Bible Institute, Takum.

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