Niger Delta Presidency orders opening of Maritime University in Delta State

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo's spokesman said that the Maritime University opening is part of the Niger Delta New Vision of the present administration.

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The Presidency has ordered the opening of the Nigerian Maritime University before the end of the year.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Friday, May 5, by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande.

Akande said the Maritime University opening is part of the Niger Delta New Vision of the present administration.

According to him, it is also in line with the demands made by major stakeholders in the region.

The statement said the prompt implementation of the directive to the Ministry of Education would be coordinated by a five-man inter-agency committee headed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.

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It said other members of the committee will come from: the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, National Universities Commission, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency and Office of the Deputy Governor of Delta State.

Last week, the Niger Delta militants threatened the Federal Government to honour the agreement that led to a ceasefire or they would resume the destruction of oil facilities in the region.