Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has encouraged more private investors from within and outside the country to visit the state to pursue investment opportunities.
The Governor, who made the call while on a working visit to a biotech company in the state on Monday, said that the contribution of industries to Nigeria’s economic growth cannot be overstated.
Many youths would be given jobs through factories, he said, adding that this would minimize unemployment caused by restlessness while also creating prosperity along the value chain.
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Governor Ortom welcomed the company’s apology for failing to obey government protocols in acquiring and developing the property, but encouraged its management to erect a signpost as soon as possible to inform the public about their operations.
Although directing security agencies to provide monitoring and patrols in order to draw more investors to the state, the Governor also tasked the host community with providing security for the plant.