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I’ll support any genuine Fed Govt policy -Ortom

By Jimin Geoffrey
Governor Samuel Ortom has expressed readiness of his administration to support any federal government policy that can add value to the development of the country and Benue State in particular.
Governor Ortom stated this today at the Benue Peoples House Makurdi when he received the Minister of state, Mines and Steels Development, Dr. Sampson Uchechukwu who led other officials on a courtesy call.
He said politics was over and it was time for development, stressing that his administration would rally round the federal government to ensure the actualisation of such policies, programmes and activities of the Buhari-led government such as the mining exploration for which the Minister was in Benue.
Governor Ortom who however noted that he would fault the federal government where necessary, told the Minister that his working visit to Benue was noble as it would help in harnessing available mining potentials in Benue.
Earlier, the Minister of state Mines and Steels Development, Dr. Uchechukwu, said he was in the state to intimate the Governor about federal government’s road map on its mining activities and to sensitise the Benue populace on the need to adopt best mining practices.
Dr. Ukechukwu told the Governor that while in the state, they would hold town hall meetings with those in the mining sector and pay courtesy calls on relevant stakeholders in areas with mining potential with a view to helping to develop the sector.
He appealed to the state government to provide security to mining sites as well as propose a workable synergy between the ministry and the state government to actualise set goals.

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