Benue State Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom, has returned from a week-long official trip to the People’s Republic of China.
Briefing Journalists on his arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Monday, the Governor said, his visit to the technological advanced country, has exposed Benue State to avalanche of business opportunities that could help lift the fortunes of the state.
“The principal reason I went there is to interact with Chairman Wu, who is the core investor in Igumale Cement Factory in Benue state.
“We inherited the project which was started around 2004 during Senator George Akume’s tenure and it continued during Governor Suswam’s administration.
“When I came, I saw that it was a viable project and we have done everything that is needed on the part of government to ensure this project takes off.
“Unfortunately, there has been delay from the core investor from shifting equipment, so I was very concerned, and on his invitation, I went there, we discussed and it was agreed that the remaining equipment be shipped to Nigeria.