Governor Okorocha announces donation of yet-to-be completed marine varsity to Navy
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has announced the donation of the Marine University, Ossemotor, Oguta, still under construction, to the authorities of the Nigeria Navy.
Okorocha who disclosed this while receiving a delegation of naval personnel led by Commodore Obenta at the government house, Owerri said he had earlier announced the donation of 200-bed hospital in Ngor Opkala local government council for the navy and society at large.
He said: “we have donated the 200- bed ultra modern hospital at Ngor-Okpala because we know that Navy is a disciplined force and will run the best military hospital in the state which would be of great importance to Imo people.
‘’ We have equally donated to you, the Marine University which is under Construction at Oguta. The Marine University has the most beautiful location for the navy. We have started this project as Marine University but we believe that the proper institution to handle it should be the Nigeria navy. We have donated the land and undertake to complete the ongoing project which has the capacity to accommodate about 1000 students or officers when completed.”
Okorocha noted that the presence of the navy would develop the water waste in the state, among other developmental activities.
According to the governor, ‘’Navy coming to Oguta will help in developing the waterway from Oguta to Lagos thus helping tourism to flourish in the area with Oguta lake which will soon be given a facelift. It will equally make the area secured. This will help the state to tap its tourism potentials to the fullest.”
“Our plan is to force development to the state as Nigerians have not heard the Imo story yet.”