Wednesday, 19 July 2017

The Man, Dickson D. Tarkighir

By Godwin Gwaza Gwabo

Born in 1969 to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Tarkighir Ubur Adaga, Hon. Dickson D. Tarkighir went to St. Thomas Primary School Ibume, Makurdi Local Government Area from 1976 – 1981. He then proceeded to Nongov Community Secondary School, Tse-Kyo, where he graduated in 1986.
Due to his struggling and active nature, he served as apprentice at Mojo Electronics, Umuahia from 1988 – 1991.
In 1992-1995, Hon. Dickson D. Tarkighir worked with Okada Airlines, Kaduna.
He attended Edo State University, now Ambrose Alli University, Epkoma from 1998-2002, where he graduated with Second Class Lower Division in Business Administration.
Went into Private Business and established Dasnett Mobile Services during the advent of GSM Services. He is the MD/CEO, Triggar and Gibbons LTD, an advertising Agency and Logistics support Service Company and District 4 Lounge.
In 2006, he gained admission into the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and graduated with an MBA in Business Administration in 2008.
Hon. Dickson D. Tarkighir was appointed Senior Special Assistant on Industries to the Governor of Benue State in 2009-2011. Was re-appointed to the same position in 2011. A position he held until 2014 when he honourably resigned to contest election to represent the good people of Makurdi/Guma Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Abuja, an election he won overwhelmingly.
Hon. Dickson D. Tarkighir is Fellow, Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON).
Today, Hon. Dickson D. Tarkighir is the member representing Makurdi/Guma Federal Constituency of Benue State at the National Assembly, Abuja and is happily married to Mrs. Margaret Dickson Tarkighir, an accountant with Industrial Training Fund (ITF) and the family is blessed with two beautiful children, Jessica and Joshua.

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