Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, today disclosed that his administration released N200 million for the renovation of infrastructure at the School of Nursing and Midwifery in Makurdi preparatory to its reaccreditation.
He made the disclosure after inspecting the ongoing renovation.
“I’m impressed with the quality of work and confident that at the rates it was progressive the renovation would be completed within six weeks because those handling it are on the same page with us and they commenced work before being mobilized,” he stated.
Governor Ortom expressed regret that the accreditation of the school had been withdrawn in the last three years and expressed hope that it would be restored by the end of the year.
“The neglect of the school is a sin against humanity, the people of the state, and God,” he stated.
“Our administration which has job and opportunities creation as one of its major priorities cannot neglect an institution whose products are in demand in any part of the world and who can also become self-reliant.”
He also visited the Makurdi Sheraton where he directed the commissioners of Housing and Urban Development, Works and Transport as well as Justice to put heads together and suggest how encroachment on the land of the hotel could be resolved.
One of the handlers of the project, Mr. Shima Adum had informed the Governor that out of the 15 hectares of land for the project 11 have been encroached upon blocking the access road to the river with a huge building standing on the sewage dump.
Governor Ortom proceeded to the industrial layout where he visited the cassava and orange processing plants as well as plastics company.
He called on indigenes of the state to take the bull by the horns by investing in industrialization as the viable strategy to create massive jobs, wealth and opportunities.
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