Benue State Governor-elect, Chief Dr Samuel Ortom, this evening arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on his return from a one-week trip to the Peoples Republic of China.
Speaking with newsmen at the airport he said the visit which he described as exploratory was successful even as he urged indigenes of the state to avail themselves of the enabling environment his administration would provide to invest in the state.
Chief Dr Ortom stated that he had gone to seek partnership for the development of the state in the areas of agro processing, solid minerals exploration, power generation and general construction.
He expressed happiness that an indigenous company with international tentacles which sponsored the trip has also pledged to source for funding for some of the projects that would be attracted to the state.
The Governor-elect said he was happy that he visited a Chinese Company with an indigene of the state, Mr Moses Ayom on its board and that he had also pledged to revive his furniture company, Cherrywood, in the state.
Asked to comment on the appointment of first class chiefs in spite of a court injunction he stated that he was yet to receive full briefing on the issue but that the rule of law would prevail on the matter.
A delegation of supporters turned up at the airport to welcome Chief Dr. Ortom.