Governor Samuel Ortom has announced the setting up of a technical committee to liaise with the Bank of Agriculture and work our arears of collaboration.
He made the announcement at the Benue Governor’s Lodge, Abuja, when the Managing Director of the Bank, Professor Danbala Danju, visited him.
Governor Ortom reiterated the determination of his administration to do whatever it will take to parner with individuals and organizations that are committed to exploiting the abundant agricultural endowments of the state for the benefit of the people.
He announced the setting up of a technical committee to liaise with the Bank to work out collaboration details.
Professor Danju stated the readiness of the bank to partner with the government and people of the state to add value on agriculture in the state adding that staff of the bank had already been mobilised to work with the committee.
In another development, Governor Ortom said that the strategy of his administration’s engagement with investors was anchored on Public Private Partership, PPP, and Build Operate and Transfer, BOT.
He made the disclosure when a group of Chinese investors led by Tongyi Group met with him in Abuja.
According to him the state government was constrained by lean financial resources and could only provide critical infrastructure while creating an enabling environment for the private sector to thrive.
Governor Ortom said once agreements were reached on particular areas of investments the enabling legislation would be made to secure the transaction.
Leader of the group, Algreen Zheng, had listed Makurdi Airport, expressway financing, solid minerals development, urban water supply, agricultural projects and power plant as areas in which they were interested to invest.
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