Barely nine days to the end of his administration, Benue State Governor, on Saturday, commissioned Fountain Estate, Nyorgyungu executed by Benue Investment and Property Company Limited, BIPC in Makurdi, the state capital.
BIPC is a limited liability company owned by the Benue State Government.
Ortom while commissioning the project, expressed delighted at the commitment of BIPC in addressing housing deficit through estate development.
In his words, “Estate development is important because the housing deficit is so high in Nigeria and in Benue State.
“Whatever you pay today, give one year, this building will appreciate and if you want to sell, you can make more money.
“I know that because of the housing deficit we have, more people will always need housing. I commend BIPC on this giant stride of adding value and all your proposed initiatives not just in Benue but in Abuja.
“I have a few days to leave office but the government is a continuum. Moreover, BIPC has come to stay and I believe that the incoming government will also support you to ensure that you do more,” Ortom stated.
The Governor further commended the current Board and Management of BIPC for its proactive approach to development.
According to him, “If other past Boards and Management had done even one quarter of what you are doing, we would have been very far by now. We wouldn’t be commissioning one estate but many in this town,” he noted.
He attributed the success of BIPC to the policy of non-interference of his administration, emphasising that “My Government has zero tolerance for interference in the management of the company.
“We don’t interfere, because we have competent people and we believe that they can add value as we heard and seen, whether in the shares of the company, whether in infrastructural development,” Governor Ortom added.