Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta State Governor, said in Abuja on Friday that the Maritime University would commence academic activities in Okerenkoko in October.
The governor disclosed this to State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to him, a committee headed by the Minister of Education in which Delta State Deputy Governor is a member has been inaugurated to ensure the smooth take-off of the university.
He said, “We are also aware that a committee has been set up led by the Minister of Education; my deputy is part of the committee to work out the processes to enable the maritime university take off in October.
“It is a step in the right direction. So, I came to appreciate the vice president and to discuss some other issues with him.
Okowa commended Osinbajo, whom he said had ensured peace in Delta in particular.
“If you notice, in the past few months, there has been peace in Delta State. So, I wanted to appreciate his visit to Delta State because that definitely helped us in the peace process.
“And just yesterday (Thursday), the Bill for the Maritime University, Okerenkoko, passed third reading at the Senate. That is definitely a very strong plus for us,” the governor added.
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