By Akpokona Omafuaire
WARRI—THE Ijaw Youth Council, IYC worldwide, has commended the House of Representatives for passing the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State Establishment bill into law.
The commendation was contained in a statement by Mr. Eric Omare, IYC President Worldwide, yesterday.
The passage of the bill has set the stage for President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to it so as to give legal backing to the university.
Reacting to the passage of the bill sponsored by Senator James Manager (Delta South) at the Senate and Daniel Reyenieju (Warri federal constituency) at the House of Representative, Omare described members of the House of Representatives as patriots, who subsumed their personal interests in the interest of the nation, especially the Niger Delta region.
It will be recalled that the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State, was one of the initiatives of previous governments to address the Niger Delta agitations and to bring education closer to the people.