Governor Samuel Ortom today spent the working day outside the office by making visits that underscored his passions.
First on the list was the NYSC Orientation Camp in Wannune, in Tarka local government area, where he read President Muhamadu Buhari’s speech.
The NYSC state coordinator listed several challenges of corps members at the camp.
They included dilapidated buildings, irregular power, access roads, and insufficient potable water.
Ortom pledged to address the challenges when the financial fortunes of the state improved.
But he directed the Secretary to the state government to ensure immediate provision of water at the camp.
At the Wannune Tomato and Mango Juice Factory he inspected installed equipment and received briefs.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Mr Tertsea Ikyaabo, said it would take about N300 million to get the facility off the ground.
Ortom paid tribute to Tarka people especially Senators J S Tarka and George Akume for charting the right political direction for the people.
He stated that he would champion lasting peace between neighboring communities of Guma and Tarka.
The Governor said the state cannot afford to see the factory rot away after enormous resources had been spent on it.
He said the facility was key to his program of industrialization, jobs, wealth and opportunities creation stressing that he would strive for its take off as soon as possible.
Ortom also visited the swine farm project at the Akperan Orshi College of Agriculture, Yandev and inspected the swine and facilities at the institution.
He addressed the school community before proceeding to the Mbatie Agriculture Training Center.
Ortom expressed delight at the Swine Farm Project and promised to sustain and expand it.
He appealed to the people of the state to look at the positive side of the project as an employment and wealth generating initiative.
The Governor lamented the rot at both the college and centre and promised to revive and upgrade them.
He said they had cardinal roles to play in his commercial agriculture policy and employment generation program.
According to him the two institutions would play vital roles in providing modern agriculture techniques to farmers and youths who would be encouraged to exploit opportunities in the sector.
Included on the governor’s entourage were some foreign investors.
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