Nigeria Summit on National Security 2016
Confronting and containing threats from terrorism and sectarian insurgency.

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Dr. Samuel Ortom

Dr. Samuel Ortom

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.