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Don’t scrap maritime varsity, Avwomakpa appeals to govt


God-Dowell-AvwomakpaCHAIRMAN of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), South South zone, Archbishop God-Dowell Avwomakpa, has appealed to the Federal Government, through the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, not to go ahead with the proposed plan to cancel the Maritime University project proposed by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

A statement issued by Special Adviser on Media to Avwomakpa,  Ovie Edomi quoted the Archbishop as saying the Maritime University was part of the amnesty programme which late former President Umaru Yar’Adua put in place before his sudden demise

‘’but was actualised when President Goodluck Jonathan became President’’.

Avwomakpa noted that the University was established as a way of creating an institution for training low and middle level individual who may be interested in maritime related courses believing that it will compliment the role of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, Akwa Ibom state ‘’since the academy in Oron can not accommodate all the young adults who seek admission into the institution’’.

The cleric said the issue of the Maritime University located in Delta state was debated at a Federal Executive council where the decision was taken, ‘’After which it was gazzated’’.

He said, the development led to the ground breaking ceremony of the  Maritime University by former President Jonathan and subsequent appointment of a Vice Chancellor and Bursar.

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