Gov Kefas inaugurates committee to organise Taraba Youth Summit
Taraba State Governor Agbu Kefas has set up a 21-member youth summit committee. The committee, which is assigned the responsibility to coordinate youth empowerment and social-economic development of the state, announced on Monday plans to host the first Taraba Youth Economic and Security Summit to woo investors to the state. Briefing journalists on how to execute the summit, which is slated for next week, the committee chairman, Bako Benjamin, said the committee is also working with relevant security agencies and critical stakeholders to create an enabling environment for investors to come to explore the potential of the state. The summit, which he said is aimed at heralding the presence of local, national, and international investors in the state, would assist in boosting the state's economy. He said: "We are changing the narrative and the mentality of our youths, who believe that one must work with the government. We want to give youths technological skills in line with the global trend. He said further: "Without security, we can not achieve our plans for the state, so the security summit will bring in stakeholders from across the state to chart a way forward towards ensuring the security of lives and property." Another member of the committee, Habila Vintenaba, warned criminal elements to stay away from Taraba State as the committee has in place a security blueprint that will smoke them out of their hideouts.