Delta Education National News

Maritime university must resume as scheduled, IYC tells FG

…As we may be forced to put the Government on her toes

In order to be seen and taken seriously, the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), Worldwide, has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria not to defer the proposed resumption date of the Nigeria Maritime University located at Okerenkoko, in Delta State.

In a statement signed on Monday by its factional president,  Barr. Roland Oweilaemi Pereotubo and made available to GbaramatuVoice warned that Federal Government should not give an unnecessary excuse as a way, having promised that academic activities will commence in October 2017.

Barr. Oweilaemi stressed that though IYC did not doubt the Government’s commitments to commence academic session in the Institution but quickly pointed out that undue delay may send the wrong signal to the Niger Delta people.

According to him, “timely commencement of academic session in the school as promised by the Government is key to dousing the tension in the region. We are expecting the Government to live up to expectation by putting all machinery in place for the school to take off as being proposed”.

In the same fashion, the release further stated that the region is beginning to feel skeptical about the Government’s sincerity to the people adding that if resumed as scheduled, it will not only build confidence in the region but will also lay to rest some of the agitations in the region.

IYC reiterated the need of not deferring the said date as it may create an unwarranted tension in the region which may have a ripple effect on the nation’s economy.

They finally called on the Federal Government not to delay the resumption date. “The Council will not hesitate to put the Government on its toes should it tries to play politics with the timely resumption of the institution”.

It could be recalled that very recently, there has been an intense rumour that the Federal Government may defer the resumption date of the premier maritime university in Nigeria as earlier scheduled. 

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