By Jeremiah Urowayino
Founder of Progressive Alliance Movement, PAM, Mr. Emmanuel Okotie-Eboh, has called on the National Assembly to hasten the passage of the bill to establish a federal polytechnic in Koko, noting that the area is overdue for a tertiary institution.
Okotie-Eboh, son of Nigeria’s first Finance Minister, Chief Festus Okotie-Eboh, made the call in an interview with newsmen in Warri, while commending the member representing Warri federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr. Daniel Reyenieju, for sponsoring the bill.
According to Okotie-Eboh, “I see no reason why Warri should not have a federal polytechnic considering the huge amount we contribute to the federation account. The Itsekiri nation is the highest producer of oil and gas in Delta State and the second highest producer of oil and gas in Nigeria.’’
He also urged the Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa to re-open the vocational training centre at the Egbokodo Itsekiri in Warri South Local Government Area to give the people in region a sense of belonging.