Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has been invited to speak on investment opportunities in the State at the Corporate Council on Africa slated for February 1- 4 next year in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The Vice President, Corporate Council on Africa, Ambassador Robert Perry who led a delegation of the Council to deliver the special invitation to the Governor at the Benue Governor’s Lodge in Abuja, commended him for the steps his administration had so far taken to address issues of security and education.
Ambassador Perry said Benue had been selected to participate at next year’s event owing to the strategic position the State occupies in the economy of the country, particularly in the area of agriculture and the promotion of trade and investment.
Responding, Governor Ortom thanked the Corporate Council on Africa delegation for inviting him to the Addis Ababa event, assuring them that Benue will continue to create a conducive environment for investment.
He informed the team that his administration had lined-up a number of plans to grow small and medium scale enterprises and to boost the industrial base of the State to make it less dependent on revenue allocations from the federation’s account.
Also in attendance at the meeting were Special Adviser on Special Duties, Arc Joe Kyaagba and the Principal Private Secretary to the Governor, Mr Stephen Amase.
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