The Governor of the state of Plateau, Simon Lalong, congratulated Samuel Ortom on his victory in the Court of Petitions for Elections of the Interior of Benue.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that Lalong declared this on Monday at the International Trade Fair Jos 2019.
“I wish to congratulate Governor Samuel Ortom for his victory in the general elections and the verdict of the court of election requests. The presence of the delegation of Benue here is a testament to the cordial relationship between the two states. I hope that next year’s trade show, we will have Benue yam competing with Plateau yam, “said Lalong.
Ortom was represented at the event by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Mrs. Helen Angwe. Angwe said the relationship between the two states had been cordial over the years.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that She said that besides being the “Food Basket of the Nation,” Benue is endowed with natural resources and abundant human resources.
Angwe, resources such as coal, kaolin, and limestone appear as investors wait to exploit.
“If we had reciprocated, all the people in Benue would have been here. But due to certain challenges, our good intentions to attend previous fairs in Jos were truncated. I want to ensure that our presence at this fair is to lubricate our relationship and better plan for the next one,” said Angwe.
Regarding tourism development in Plateau, the Governor said that his administration has been very committed to enthroning peace and unity in the state, which has paved the way for tourism and other economic activities to thrive.
“Since taking office in 2015, our administration has continued to eliminate all obstacles that are detrimental to economic growth, such as insecurity, inadequate infrastructure, and the stress of doing business, among others.
“We have made great progress in changing the security situation, so many investors are now eager to take their money to Plateau State and are making huge profits. This has not only encouraged us to do more in business and investment marketing.”. Opportunities on the Plateau for the outside world, but it also helped us devise strategies to achieve a sustainable economic renaissance, “he said.