Ortom To Revive Moribund Firms In Benue



Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed disgust over the non-operational status of major industries in the State. Ortom, who made the statement yesterday in Taraku, Gwer local council area during his inspection to the moribund multi-billion Naira Taraku Mills industry, noted that the factory is a goldmine that should not have been allowed to waste away.

He reiterated his government’s commitment to resuscitate the industry and other ones in the State in line with its policy to create job and wealth, assuring that the Taraku Mills will be revived soon.

“The raw materials are here and when the factory starts working, farmers will smile. I will look outside the box to ensure that this is achieved. We will create the enabling environment to ensure that our industries functional again,” the governor promised.

He however warned indigenes of the area not to vandalize machines in the industry but to protect them, reminding them that they are also stakeholders in the Benue project.

Earlier, Managing Director of Taraku Mills, Mr. Earnest Jor said they are faced with water problem, intimating that plans are on to construct a dam to address the challenge. Jor stated that if the mill is functional, it would employ over 600 indigenes of the area.

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