Prison experience will make me do better – Ex-governor

By Nudoiba Ojen

Former Governor of Taraba State, Rev. Jolly Tavoro Nyame, has said that he learned a lot while serving his jail terms in the Kuje Correctional Centre, assuring that he will do better if he has the opportunity to govern the state again.

Nyame said that the prison experience has bestowed invaluable lessons, shaping him into a better potential leader for the people of Taraba State.

The former governor spoke on Thursday during a Thanksgiving Service that took place at the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Secretariat in Jalingo.

He vowed to emerge as a more capable leader following his incarceration if given a second chance to preside over the affairs of the state.

He said, “I learned a lot while in Kuje Prison and in the hospital. If given another opportunity to lead the people of Taraba State, I will do better because of the experience I have gained.”

He stressed the significance of faith and resilience, advising leaders to stand strong in the face of challenges.

Nyame, who asserted that his imprisonment was politically motivated, was granted presidential pardon by former President Muhammadu Buhari in 2022 after he was convicted for fraud in 2018.

He only served four years of a 14-year sentence.

Amidst personal reflections, he delivered a message of hope and unity for Nigerians, emphasizing the importance of prayer and faith in the nation’s future.

On his personal journey, Nyame urged Nigerians to be prudent in their expenses while calling on the government to prioritize policies that enhance citizens’ lives.

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