By Sunday Iduh
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has said that the proposed privatization of enterprises is in line with the privatization and commercialization law of the state which was enacted in 2010.
The Governor therefore, calls on Benue people to show interest in the ongoing Privatisation and commercialization of state owned enterprises. He said the aim of the exercise was to make the moribund companies commercially viable.
Stating this at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi while addressing Journalists on the ongoing Privatisation and commercialization exercise in the state and the antics of opposition party in the state, recently, he said “globally, it is the private sector that is driving the economy and Benue State cannot be left behind”.
The Governor also stated that the council on privatisation and commercialization has not done anything wrong as they were acting within the privatisation and commercialization law which was enacted in 2010.
He maintained that “insinuations and negative narratives being created by the opposition party in trying to douse tension on the abysmal performance of the APC government and the recent massive decamping of APC members to PDP has given rise to criticising everything that the state government does”
“The opposition is only ranting about the privatisation exercise because of the recent depletion in their ranks due to ineffective leadership”, he stated.
Governor Ortom who disclosed that he was not interested in buying any of the companies, called on Benue sons and daughters who are interested in the exercise to come forth as they will be considered once they meet the requirements.
“Government is continuum. If I met a policy that we felt could help and we are continuing with it, what is bad in it? Can anybody justify what narrative they are trying to say? I think they are sad because we have gotten several people from their party, the APC to our party, PDP.”