By Chris Agabi
The Benue Investment and Property Company Limited (BIPC) is partnering the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) to develop economic activities in Benue State.
The Managing Director of BIPC, Raymond Asemakaha, gave the indication when he led the management team to honor an invitation from the Bureau of Public Enterprise extended to the company.
Asemakaha expressed the readiness of the company to key into the programmes of the bureau for the benefit of the state.
“Our state needs help in the economic sector, so we are here today to find ways to reengineer the economy, create wealth, and add value to the state.
“We are interested in your programmes and want to assure you of our efforts to make sure that our moribund industries, Dams, rich agriculture and natural resources are harnessed to the benefit of our people,” the Managing Director added.
The Bureau’s Acting Director General explained that BIPC was invited as an investment arm of Benue State to benefit from the pilot scheme of subnational government economic and manpower development and appealed to BIPC to key into the programmes especially the ongoing capacity programme.
“It’s important for states to partner with the BPE to develop the economy of the state because our organisation’s main goal is to implement the Nigerian federal government’s programme of privatising public enterprises, carrying out sector reforms, and liberalizing key economic sectors, especially the infrastructure sector.” The acting director noted.