Executive Governor of Benue State, Nigeria
Dr. Ortom, for three years (2012 -2015), was a member of the Federal government cabinet as the Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment. In 2015 he was elected the executive Governor of Benue State. He is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, and received his Doctorate from the Commonwealth University at Belize; he has published widely on governance and public policy. Recently, Benue State has experienced armed conflict and unrest amongst its ethnic groups, and from externally inspired militancy.