Commence Academic Activities in Maritime Varsity Soon , IYC Boss Tells FG

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Maritime University Campus, Okerenkoko

Yenagoa- President of Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, Barr. Oweilaemi Pereotubo, has urged federal Government to kick-start academic activities in Maritime University at Okerenkoko in Delta state in October 2017.

 

it will be historic in the creeks of Niger Delta for the take-off of academic activities at Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State in October 2017.

 

He said quick take off academic activities will help to promote peace in the region, noting that education is a panacea for growth and development.

 

He made this call while answering inquiries with journalists in Yenagao, said ‘‘Education is panacea for transformation, peace and development of human and society. We thank President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government for standing by its promise and commitment in its approval of N2 billion for the take-off of academic activities at the Maritime varsity’’

Some standard lecture halls of the Maritime University at Okerenkoko, in Delta State

Oweilaemi asserted that the Maritime University, in Okerenkoko, Delta State is a key project that will touch the lives of the people positively. He expressed optimism that the struggle for a better deal encapsulated by the founding fathers of IYC was gradually coming to reality.

 

According to the factional IYC boss, ‘‘ In the history of the Nigerian State, the Maritime varsity sited at Okerenkoko is the only federal institution that has direct impact and meant to better the educational development of the creek dwellers.

 

“Federal infrastructure sited in the ‘heart’ of the creeks of Niger Delta is only oil exploration facilities, which due to the Land Use Decree had impoverished and deprived Niger Delta people of their rights.” Pereotubo commended Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for advising and leading the Federal Government team to the temporary site of the institution at Kurutie in achieving this landmark height for the Ijaw, Deltans and Nigerians at large.

 

He appealed to the Federal Government to redirect the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, to either commence its NIMASA Science and Technical College, Okoloba in Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State or convert it to one of the campuses of Maritime University, Okerenkoko.

 

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