Ortom Signs infrastructure Development MOU with Chinese firm

Posted: June 5, 2015 in BENUE, Benue 2015, Governance, makurdi, News
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Benue State Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China Railway and Airport Construction Company for execution of infrastructural projects in the State including Airport, roads, power plants, agriculture and housing.
The ceremony took place yesterday at the Peoples’ House Makurdi during which


Governor Samuel Ortom signed on behalf of the State Governmet while Xu Dongsheng Deputy General Manager International Business Department signed on behalf of the Chinese company.

In a remark, Governor Ortom expressed the readiness of the administration to provide an enabling environment for China to partner with Government and people of the State achieving maximum development especially in provision of critical infrastructure.
The Governor maintained that Benue has great potential and can provide great opportunities for willing investors saying the land mass and favourable climate was suitable for all engagements.
Earlier, Deputy General Manager China Railway and Airport Construction Company Xu Dongshen assured that the projects would be financed and effectively executed with the cooperation of the new government in the State.
In another development, Governor Ortom directed the immediate restoration of water supply at the NYSC Orientation Camp Wannune, Tarka local government area.
Governor Ortom gave the directive during the swearing-in of Batch A stream Two at Wannune.
The Governor noted that it was difficult for the corps members to operate without water which he said was a basic necessity and promised that his administration would address some of the other challenges at the camp as soon as the economic situation of the State improves.
The Governor who also read President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech at the occasion said the President acknowledged the numerous achievements of the NYSC scheme which was established forty-four years ago and particularly commended youth corps members for their role in the conduct and delivery of credible elections in the country.
Also speaking, acting chairman of the NYSC governing board in the state, Mr. Vincent Shabu advised Corp members to participate actively in every event so as to leave the Camp better prepared to serve the nation saying they would find their period of service in the State rewarding.
Earlier, state NYSC coordinator, Mrs. Easter Atamenwan had appealed to the Governor to assist in the provision of facilities at the Camp such as hostel, water, lecture halls and stand-by generator.
The representative of the State Chief Judge, Justice Aondoaver Kakaan administered oath on 2,035 Corps members who had registered to participate in the orientation.

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