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Privatization of govt enterprises: Ortom blasts critics, says move in line with law

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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has mentioned that the marketed sale or privatisation of presidency owned enterprises is in compliance with the legislation on Privatisation and Commercialisation of Enterprises within the State and for Functions Related Therewith 2010.

Governor Ortom who briefed journalists on Wednesday on the Benue Peoples Home, Makurdi on the subject material, following criticism from members of the opposition mentioned all the businesses listed for privatization have been moribund, stressing that they have been reasonably draining authorities assets by means of safety for such services.

He identified that among the public enterprises had not even taken off since they have been established.

The Governor who suggested Benue folks with the monetary capability to grab the chance to personal an organization, mentioned stakeholders conferences between the privatization council and host communities of the listed enterprises would quickly be held as an additional step in the direction of completion of the method.

He defined that individuals may put ahead proposals both for outright buy or concession as allowed by the legislation.

Governor Ortom acknowledged that the criticisms of the train by the opposition was a deliberate ploy to divert consideration from the large defections from their ranks owing to management failure.

Fielding questions from journalists on the destiny of Benue indigenes education on the College of Jos in Plateau State, Governor Ortom mentioned his administration was carefully monitoring the scenario and was in contact with related authorities to make sure that the scholars have been secure, including that the State Authorities wouldn’t hesitate to evacuate the scholars.

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