Governor Agbu Kefas of Taraba State has granted amnesty to 17 Correctional Service inmates.
The gestures came last night while delivering his Independence Day broadcast, in Jalingo, the State capital.
He also reiterated his administration’s readiness to turn the state into an agricultural powerhouse through the introduction of mechanization in the agricultural sector to boost food production and enhance food security.
Identifying education as key to unlocking the State’s potential, he said his administration had concluded plans that would enable all Tarabans, irrespective of political parties, to have access to quality education.
He noted that the health sector would also be rehabilitated and the welfare of health workers enhanced to provide a healthy environment for the people of the State.
The Governor reiterated his commitment to providing basic infrastructural development, including the expansion of the State Airport.
The Governor said his administration was collaborating with relevant security agencies to flush out criminals and kidnappers terrorizing the State.