Take-off of Maritime University will Consolidate Peace in Niger Delta – Okowa

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that the expected take-off of the Maritime University, Okerenkoko, would consolidate on the existing peace and security in the Niger Delta Region.
Okowa stated this Tuesday, in Asaba, when the members of the House Of Representatives Committee on Maritime Safety, Education and Administration, paid him a courtesy visit in his office
He noted that there should not be much difficulty setting up the university in the area, in as much as the nation produces oil there, in spite of the difficult terrain, adding that concerted efforts by all stakeholders were needed to consolidate the peace and security.
“The University is sited in a difficult terrain, but we produce oil there. We need to ensure that the university comes to fruition because it will serve a lot of people in that area and affect the lives of the people positively
“With everybody working together, the State, Federal Government and National Assembly, peace is achievable. It is important that we get the university started, because it is one of the promises made to maintain the peace.
“We are encouraged that the National Assembly has taken the bull by the horns and we hope that the law will be passed by September and the university will get started by the end of the year,” Okowa stated.
The Governor commended the zeal of the National Assembly to help maintain the peace in the region, assuring that their visit would douse the tension already building in the region and reassure the people of government’s commitment to the take-off of the Maritime University.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Committee, Mohammed Bago, disclosed that they were in the state to get a first-hand assessment of the level of work at the site of the university.
Bago promised that the Committee will conclude its work early to enable the university take-off this year.

Author: News Editor

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