Nigeria Maritime University, Okerenkoko in Delta State which was newly established is set to commence full academic activities from September this year.
According to the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Ongoebi Otebu, the institution has the potentials to be one of the best in the world.
Speaking at a reception by the Gbaramatu people for the Governing Council of the university, Otebu said: “I know that it is your prayer that the university commences full academic activities. By reason of my position as the Vice Chancellor, I tell you that we shall commence full academic session in September this year.
“The ship of the Maritime University has berthed and we shall continue to sail on. I am one of you and we shall do our best to ensure that the light will shine on. I promise that we shall do our best in guiding the university to achieve its goals.”
In his reaction, the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Ziakede Akpobolokemi, promised that adequate funding of the university will be provided as the establishment of the university was one of the best achievements of his administration.