… Calls for affiliation of Burutu Marine Institute to Maritime University Okerenkoko
By Akpos Oghenetega,
High Chief Wellington Bobo, the Oroupawei of Gbaramatu kingdom has commended Governor of Delta State Dr. Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, for the recent upgrade of three institutions in Delta State to the status of full-fledged universities.
Chief Bobo who spoke to Advocate.ng correspondent in Warri observed that the new policy will go a long way in solving admission problems to teaming Deltas who are in dire need of university education which in a way is also stepping up standards in terms of capacity building.
He, however, appeal to Governor Okowa in the spirit of equity, justice and proportionality to do everything possible within his power to ensure the speedy takeoff of the abandoned Bomadi Polytechnic which was established during the administration of former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan.
He also called on Governor Okowa to use the instruments of his office to actualize the affiliation of Burutu Marine institute to the Maritime University at Okerenkoko.
Chief Bobo emphasized that if the Burutu Marine Institute should be made a campus of the Maritime University at Okerenkoko, noting that the positive multiplier effect will be a very good story to tell in the future.
According to Chief Bobo; “The Bomadi Poly and the Burutu Maritime Institute upgrade are fundamental educational needs to the Ijaw riverine communities because of the peculiar terrain and the negative effect of oil exploration and exploitation which have kept the area backwards before now.”