The Benue State delegation currently on a visit to the Peoples Republic of China has commenced discussions with investors.
The delegation which is headed by Governor-elect, Chief Dr. Samuel Ortom, listed agriculture-based industrialization and processing, energy from coal, and provision of critical infrastructure as major areas of interest in which the state was seeking investors.Chief Dr Ortom said he wanted to utilize the interval between now and his swearing in to start work on the fulfillment of his campaign promises because of the brevity of his four year tenure hence the need to make use of every opportunity and time.He said there was every need for Benue people to imbibe the culture of working round the clock and taking advantage of every opportunity to work towards the creation of massive jobs and wealth while striving to live up to the state’s image as the food basket of the nation.
All Progressives Congress, APC, Board of Trustees member, Chief Audu Ogbeh stated that agriculture was the key to a growing population like that of Nigeria pointing out that by 2050 the country’s population will hit 450 million.
He said concrete steps must be taken about the future in terms of food on the table.
Chief Ogbeh recommended mechanized agriculture as the best practice more so as youth of these days were no longer interested in manual labor.
The Chinese investors insisted that power was the key problem maintaining that if Nigeria could have stable power the whole of Africa would flock to her instead of looking elsewhere.Chief Dr Ortom and the delegation embarked on the trip at the invitation and sponsorship of two Chinese companies.
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Benue State Governor-elect.