By Festus Ahon
UGHELLIâ€”Delta State government Wednesday donated 250 copies ofÂ Supreme Court law report from 1972 till date, and 10 copies of the Rule of Court of the Delta State High Court, to the Faculty of Law of Delta State University, Abraka.
Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General of the state, Chief Victor Otomewor, who presented the books to the faculty at the Oleh campus of the university, described the donation as a token contribution of the Ministry of Justice to the law faculty.
Enjoining the school authority to put the books into good use, he said the ministry would also donate All Federation Weekly Law Reports from the date of first publication to date, to the faculty. He said the donation was to improve the faculty.
Otomewor pointed out that public office was not meant to acquire wealth but render good services to the people, adding that the state government, under Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, was determined to boost education at all levels in the state.
Responding, the Provost of the Campus, Prof Victor Peretomode, thanked the state government and particularly the Ministry of Justice for donating books of high quality and need to the law faculty.
Peretomode said the books would be used to the benefit of advancing learning in the faculty, adding that the books and journals would go a long way to enrich the library and assist the students in their law pursuit.
Calling on members of the public to also assist the school, he noted that government alone could not address the needs of the campus and held that the library was a learning resort.
He charged the students to use the books with utmost care, saying that they were precious learning materials.Â He stressed the need for the campus to have a lecture theatre and a workshop for the engineering faculty. According to him, the vision of the university is to make it a centre of academic excellence.