Calabar varsity asks for more as Akpabio delivers classrooms, others
MANAGEMENT of the University of Calabar, Cross River State have appealed to the Federal Government to channel more resources towards redressing the inequalities pervasive in the Niger Delta region.
The school authorities and the community leaders made the appeal, yesterday in Calabar after receiving a town hall and classrooms constructed by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs from the Minister, Godswill Akpabio.
Receiving the ministry’s delegation, UNICAL Vice Chancellor, Prof. Florence Banku Obi, urged the ministry not to relent in its efforts at ensuring that projects abandoned by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) were completed and handed over to communities across the region for proper use.
Obi said: “We need to put our resources where it should be, we want the ministry to take over projects started by the NDDC that is yet to be completed to ensure that they are completed in due course.”
Handing over the project, Akpabio noted that the building was one of the gains and achievements recorded under the Change Agenda of the Federal Government, maintaining that other community halls had been completed and would soon be handed over to respective communities in the Niger Delta region.