President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday promised to open up Taraba State for investors so that its enormous natural resources can be tapped for development.
The president made the promise while addressing thousands of supporters at the Jolly Nyame Stadium in Jalingo, the state capital, as part of his presidential campaign tour of states.
According to him, apart from ensuring the completion of the Mambilla Dam and Ibi bridge, he would also ensure the construction of the Makurdi-Taraba-Borno rail project.
Mr Buhari noted that this infrastructure would help to open up the state to other parts of the country for both local and foreign investors.
“Taraba State has a lot of potentials that remain untapped. What we need to do is to open up the state to both local and foreign investors.
“We would complete the Mambilla Dam project that we started after it was ignored for several decades. We would also complete the bridge across the stretch of River Benue in Ibi Local Government Area.
“We will also construct a railway line from Benue to Taraba up to Borno State to ease the movement of goods and farm produce. We would ensure that the state is open to enormous development.”
Also speaking, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state, Sani Danladi, assured the people that when elected, he would correct all the issues that had held the state backwards over the years.