Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku has said he will rather do projects and leave behind landmark achievements than share funds to politicians.
The governor spoke in Takum, his country home, while celebrating the Yuletide with his commissioners, lawmakers, council chairmen, party executives, political supporters and traditional rulers.
Ishaku, who urged monarchs to pray for peace and “attitudinal change in the state”, noted that his administration has financial challenges
“The challenge is that what we are getting today is a far cry from what the previous administration got,” he lamented.
Ishaku said that his priority was to develop Taraba and leave behind a good name, rather than share the little resources available because of second term.
He begged the people to forgive him if he erred in the course of leadership, and asked them to continue to love one another and sustain the relative peace.
“The Bible says you should love your neighbour like yourself. The scripture does not explain who that neighbour should be. So, your enemy might happen to be your neighbour, so you must love him. Once you love one another, everything is achievable.
“And if I can put a hospital in Gembu and Bambur to reduce the traffic going to Jalingo, I think it’s the best thing.
“I would have collapsed all that and shared the money. But I wouldn’t do that, even if it means not getting a second term. But I will know I have put smiles on the faces of some millions of people. I will love to earn a name than earn money.”