Samuel Ioraer Ortom is a Nigerian, philanthropist, businessman, politician and the governor of Benue state. He was a Minister of State Trade and Investments in Nigeria during the presidency of Goodluck Jonathan. Ortom was elected governor of Benue State as a member of the All Progressives Congress in 2015.
Samuel Ortom is happily married with children.
|St. John’s Primary School, Gboko||1970|
|St. Catherine’s Primary School, Makurdi||Primary school certificate||1974 -1976|
|Idah Secondary Commercial College, Idah in Kogi State||GCE||1976 – 1979|
|Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria||Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria||1988|
|Benue State University||Advanced Diploma in Personnel Management, Master of Public Administration||2001-2004|
|Cab Driver||1976 –|
Guma LGA, Benue State
11 December 1956
All Progressive Party (APC)
- Ortom served different political parties in Benue State including the National Centre Party of Nigeria as State Publicity Secretary; State Treasurer of the All People’s Party (APP); and State Secretary as well as State Deputy Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). He was also Director of Operations of the PDP gubernatorial campaign in Benue State in 2007 and Director of Administration and Logistics of the Goodluck/Sambo Presidential Campaign Organization in 2011. He was PDP National Auditor before his appointment as Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in July 2011.In April 2015, he contested for Governor of Benue State and won under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC)In July 2018, Ortom announced his departure from All Progressives Congress as a result of internal party crisis.
Awards & Honours
Gov. Samuel Ortom in Zaki-Biam, commissioned the 47.7 km Zaki-Biam-Afia/Gbeji road estimated at N3.8b in Ukum Local Government Area of the state.