Saturday, 12 September 2015

Benue to merge BSU, college of Agric

Governor Samuel Ortom has announced the Benue State government’s plans to merge the Akperan Orshi College of Agriculture Yandev and the Benue State University.
He made the disclosure during a courtesy call on the Executive Secretary and management of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) in Abuja yesterday.

The governor said that with the briefing he received from the Executive Secretary, Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro, he would fast-track the merger so that the institution could benefit from TETFUND’s intervention.
The Secretary had stated that the organsation could not grant the governor’s request for intervention at the college unless it had affiliation with the University of Agriculture, Makurdi or the state university.
Governor Ortom also visited the Director-General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, Dr Ladan Salihu, and expressed his willingness to host the North Central Office of the corporation in Makurdi and also partner with the organisation in mutually beneficial areas.
Dr. Salihu who conducted the governor round facilities commended his amnesty program and recommended it to other state governments. He promised to collaborate with the state in capacity building and upgrading of facilities.
Governor Ortom also visited the Executive Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, and requested assistance in the Information and Communication Technology sector.

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