By Emma Amazie
ASABA—DEPUTY governor of Delta State, Mr Kingsley Otuaro, weekend, said the state government would continue to pursue and guarantee a peaceful state, necessary for actualization of its programmes.
Otuaro gave the assurance while receiving the award-winning Federal University of Petroleum Resources, FUPRE, Shell Eco-Marathon Team, which recently won two of the six awards in South Africa.
The FUPRE team, led by its Vice Chancellor, Prof. Akii Ibhadode, had praised the Governor Ifeanyi Okowa-led government for creating the enabling peace for academic growth following its intervention that resolved the university’s crisis with its host community, Ugbomro.
Ibhadode, while presenting the awards to the state government, said the two awards won by FUPRE, were the best gasoline prototype vehicle with the highest efficiency of 55.9km/litre, as well as the best innovative vehicle design.
The vice chancellor appealed to the government to assist it in establishing an Industrial Research and Vocational Enterprise Centre to provide urgently needed skills to youths for the oil industry.
In his response, Otuaro said that the state government was proud of the honour done it and the nation by a federal university in its domain.