By Festus Ahon & Ochuko Akuopha, OLEH
NATIONAL Union of Isoko Students, NUIS, has appealed to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to rename the Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, after the late Second Republic senator and South-South leader, Senator Francis Okpozo.
Making the appeal shortly after a new executive was sworn-in to pilot the affairs of the union for the next one year, its new President, Comrade Innocent Jabin argued that Okpozo, as Deputy Speaker of the defunct Bendel State House of Assembly, was instrumental “to the establishment of the School of Agriculture, Ozoro before it was transformed into a full fledged polytechnic by the Delta State government.
“Besides, Okpozo impacted positively on the society and contributed immensely to the development of the Isoko nation, Delta State and the country at large; so immortalizing him by naming the school after him will also go a long way to motivate the upcoming generations to make selfless contributions to the growth of our country”.
Earlier in his remarks, Chairman of Board of Trustees of the union, Comrade Samuel Askia charged members of the executive to be proactive in their dealings and strive to take “the once vibrant union to enviable heights; a union that is devoid of factionalism.”
Also sworn-in are: Comrade Efe Esegine, Vice President; Comrade Victory Asigho, Secretary General; Comrade Abel Onowiroro, Assistant Secretary General; Comrade Joshua Uzobo, National Director of Finance; Comrade Owharo Akpezi, National Treasurer; Comrade Kelvin Athora, National Director of Socials; Comrade Avae Oboh and Comrade Okeoghene Best, Welfare Officers.