Belarus partners Benue institutions on food technology

Nigerian Concord Newspaper

The Mogilev State University of Food Technologies in the Republic of Belarus is to collaborate with tertiary institutions in Benue State on food security and areas of developing the agriculture value chain.


The Rector of the University, Professor Maksim Aleksandrovich, stated this when Governor Samuel Ortom met with management of the institution in Minsk, capital of the East European country.

Professor Maksim who was excited at the prospects of exploring new areas of mutual benefits for all the parties involved, expressed willingness to visit Benue State at the instance of the Governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom.


He stated that the university’s curriculum included undergraduate and postgraduate studies in various aspects of food technology and processing as well as short term and correspondence courses.

Governor Ortom who had earlier extended invitation to the University Rector, stressed that the visit could enable the team to be acquainted with the Benue environment so as to be able to fashion out the best areas of collaboration and research.

The Governor also visited the University of Civil Protection which offers courses and practical training in tackling emergencies, Specialized Youth Skills Training Centre, as well as the Belarus National Technical University, all in Minsk.

In all the institutions he visited, Governor Ortom discussed specific areas of youth training and possible collaboration between them and their similar schools in Benue State.


He addressed the Belarus Chamber of Commerce and Industry on investment potentials in the state and interacted with private investors.