*Ortom *Audu Ogbe
The Benue State Governor-elect, Chief Dr Samuel Ortom, has embarked on a seven day visit to the Peoples Republic of China at the invitation and sponsorship of two firms from that country.
Hongye International Limited and CGC invited Chief Dr Ortom to tour their facilities in China.
The former Minister of State, Industry, Trade, and Investment, is accompanied on the visit by a delegation from the state which includes All Progressives Congress, APC, Board of Trustees member, Chief Audu Ogbeh.
The purpose of the visit is to commence discussion with Chinese businessmen and women towards establishing partnerships for the development of Benue state.
While on the trip the Governor-elect will visit four provinces and Beijing where he will pay a courtesy call on Nigeria’s ambassador to that country.
Chief Dr Ortom’s schedule during the seven day trip includes visits to agro and coal power plants as well as water treatment, airport, road construction, dredging, and irrigation facilities in the four regions.
The Governor-elect and his delegation has also been scheduled to meet with Chinese business men and women.
He is expected to leave Nigeria tonight and return on May 6th 2015.