Biography of Samuel Ioraer Ortom

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Biography of Samuel Ioraer Ortom, Samuel Ioraer Ortom is a Nigerian politician philanthropist, businessman and administrator. He was a Minister of State Trade and Investments in President Goodluck Jonathan era. Ortom Current governor of Benue State and a member of the All Progressives Congress.

Biography of Samuel Ioraer Ortom

Samuel Ioraer Ortom
Biography of Samuel Ioraer Ortom
Governor of Benue State
Assumed office
May 2015
Preceded byGabriel Suswam
Federal Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Nigeria
In office
11 July 2011 – 25 October 2015
Supervising Minister, Nigerian Federal Ministry of Aviation Nigeria
In office
14 February 2014 – 15th August 2014
Preceded byPrincess Stella Oduah-Ogiemwonyi
Succeeded byOsita Chidoka
Personal details
Born23 April 1961
Guma LGA, Benue State, Nigeria
Political partyPDP

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Background and education

He was born April 23  1961 in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria. He attended St. John’s Primary School, Gboko in 1970 but moved to St. Catherine’s Primary School, Makurdi in 1974, completing his primary education in 1976. Chief Dr. Samuel Ioraer Ortom was admitted into Idah Secondary Commercial College, Idah in Kogi State in 1976. He did two years in the school before his father’s retirement in 1979 ended his dream of completing formal secondary school education for financial reasons. He became a professional driver.

He later obtained the General Certificate of Education as well as Diploma in Salesmanship. He enrolled at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and obtained both the Interim Joint Matriculation Board Certificate, in 1995 and Diploma in Journalism in 1998. He later attended the Benue State University where he obtained the Advanced Diploma in Personnel Management in 2001 as well as Master of Public Administration in 2004. Ortom earned Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D, from the Commonwealth University, Belize, through distant learning.

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