Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has acknowledged the positive impact of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND, in the growth of the educational subsector in the country.
Governor Ortom stated this Friday when he received the executive secretary of TETFUND, Arc Sonny Echono, who paid him a courtesy call at the Benue Peoples House, Makurdi.
The governor said he was impressed with the laudable achievements of TETFUND as an agency of the federal government, pointing out that the footprints of the agency were visible in most tertiary institutions across the country.
Governor Ortom then called on the federal government to understudy the successes recorded by the agency and replicate same in other sectors of the economy, particularly improving the security of the nation.
He praised the commitment of Arc Echono in the previous assignments he has handled, such as permanent secretary in the Federal Ministry of Education, as well as the president of the Nigerian Institute of Architecs.
He assured Arc Echono of the support of the Benue State government to enable him to succeed in his responsibilities.
Arc Echono informed the governor that he was in the state to inspect TETFUND sponsored projects at Benue State University and Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University as well as ascertain other areas of interventions for the institutions.
He lauded Governor Ortom for what he described as his uncommon determination to guarantee the security of lives and property of Benue people
The TETFUND Boss pointed out that Benue State has a comparative advantage in human capital investment, noting that Benue people were among the best brains contributing to the growth of the nation’s economy especially in the educational subsector.