By Onozure Dania
Niger Delta environment activist and Delta State House of Assembly hopeful, Mr. Sheriff Mulade, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for the recent approval for the take-off of academic activities at the Nigerian Maritime University, NMU, in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State.
The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Ongoebi Etebu, had, weekend, said academic activities will commence mid-April.
Etebu made the disclosure at the Kurutie take-off campus of NMU, where about 1,300 prospective academic staff shortlisted from over 6,000 applications, were interviewed for recruitment.
This development prompted Mulade, yesterday in Warri, to commend President Buhari and Education Minister, Alhaji Adamu Adamu, for approving the long-awaited take off of the university.
He said the establishment of NMU will bring rapid development to the Niger Delta region.
Meanwhile, Mulade, on behalf of his non-governmental organisation, Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice, CEPEJ, has condemned the abduction of over 110 schoolgirls from Government Girls Science Technical College, GGSSTC, Dapchi, Yobe State.
In a statement in Warri, Delta State, Mulade described the abduction of the schoolgirls as one too many and called on the Federal Government, Yobe State Government and security agencies to do the needful and get back the abducted girls.
According to him, the nation was yet to come out of the rude shock of the abduction of the Chibok girls almost four years ago before being faced with the abduction of the Dapchi schoolgirls.