Benue Gov.-elect, Ortom, lauds firm for plans dreding River Benue




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MAKURDI – The Benue Gov.-elect, Mr Samuel Ortom, has commended a private dredging firm for installing a dredging machine at the bank of the River Benue.

Ortom, made the commendation on Saturday in Makurdi, specifically lauded Mr Mark Hanmation, the Executive Director of Tojema Limited, who owns the plan.

He said that the initiative conformed to his incoming administration’s idea on development.

The governor-elect said there were a thousand and one creative ideas that could be converted into viable ventures and appealed to the people to look around them and seize the numerous available .

Ortom, who is the immediate past for Industry, Trade, and Investment, said his incoming administration would create enabling environment for the private sector to thrive in the state.

He commended Hanmation for the initiative and assured him of support and partnership when he assumed .

Ortom disclosed that during his recent trip to China he had opened discussion with a firm for the establishment of a glass factory in Makurdi.
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“It would be for the utilisation of the abundant sharp sand in the area, which is among the best in the world,” adding that the project will be actualise when he takes over on May 29.

Earlier, Hanmation explained that the machine was capable of pumping 1,000 trips of sand daily and would provide to hundreds of people in the state. (NAN)
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