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Buhari asked to withdraw CON award conferred on Taraba Gov, Ishaku

Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba State, has again come under fire over the national honour of Commander of the Order of the Niger (C...


Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba State, has again come under fire over the national honour of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON), conferred on him by President Mohammadu Buhari.


The former state chairman of the Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC), Jonah Kataps, who felt the governor doesn’t deserve the award, viewed the award as an embarrassment to the people of the state and the country at large.


Katap, who could not fathom the criteria used in dishing out the ward to Ishaku, opined that “Such awards are only meant for people of proven integrity, those that have developed their states, communities and their country.”


Seeking to know what has the governor done to merit such honour, Katap told newsmen that “even electricity was disconnected in the states’ seat of power, I mean the Government House, what a shame?”


“What has he done that earned him this award? For what purpose? What are the criteria used in giving him the award? Where were the Tarabans consulted?”


Apart from Kataps, several other persons who bared their minds on the award, were also observed to have taken the paths of the former Katap.


Citing marrying for four his children, as the governor’s major achievement,


Sani Ayuba, Obadiah Agbu and Garba Mahmud Garba, said the national award conferred on Ishaku “was a mistake that is capable of encouraging underdevelopment, because it can lead to a failed Nigeria.”


Beckoning at the President to as a matter of urgency withdraw the honour, the governor, as unanimously affirmed by them “does not merit the national honour award.”

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