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Dickson tasks committee to fashion sustainable blueprint for NDU


Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa.

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa.

As part of its determined efforts to improve the fortunes of the state-owned Niger Delta University (NDU), the Bayelsa State government has inaugurated a 16-member special committee to develop a blueprint for the sustainable development of the institution.

Inaugurating the committee chaired by Prof. Stephen Odiowei, at the Diepreye Alamieyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall, Government House, Yenagoa, Governor, Seriake Dickson, stated that henceforth, the state government would only give subvention to the NDU, as the institution is expected to be creative in income generation, the way other public universities are doing.

Dickson who said the committee was very important, considering the place of the NDU in the educational sector, and the overall development of the state, stressed that its membership further reflects the importance the government attaches to the development of the education sector.

Other members of the committee include, Chairman of the state House of Assembly Committee on Education, Gentle Emelah, Prof. Ebi Awotua-Efebo, Prof. Francis Sikoki, Senator John Brambaifa, Mr. Austin Adigio, Timipre Seipulo and Mrs. Josephine Ezonbordor-Torru.

The committee also has Ambassador Ogidi Peter-Ayibakuro, Emmanuel Gbemi, Ineinkiye Agedah, Dr. Stanley Ogoun, Prof. Emmanuel EdoumieKumoh Samuel, D.S. Dienagha and Apaingolo Ebipade as members, while Dr. Godwill Ziriki is to serve as secretary.

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