By Lucky Oji

Urhobo leaders and stakeholders in Delta State, yesterday, insisted that the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, FUPRE, was sited at Ugbomro and not Effurun as misrepresented in some quarters.

The leaders, who spoke through Mr. Clement Urhukpeoghene, at a meeting in Warri, maintained that all relevant documents had confirmed that it was the people of Ugbomro who actually owned and donated the land where the university was currently situated and urged management of FUPRE to sign a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with only Ugbomro community.

They said: “For the purpose of clarity, the Petroleum Training Institute, PTI, is sited in Effurun; the Warri Refinery and Petrochemical Company, WRPC, is sited in Ekpan and the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, FUPRE, is sited in Ugbomro. Therefore, our people should not play politics with these facts for any reason.”

The leaders cautioned against any attempt by some persons to instigate crisis in the üniversity, insisting that FUPRE was sited at Ugbomro and not Effurun. They urged the federal and Delta State governments, to closely monitor the activities of such persons.

They also warned that FUPRE was a federal government institution and that it was not owned by any ethnic group..



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