By Jimitota Onoyume
Chairman Okerenkoko Federated Community, Gbaramatu kingdom, Warri south West local government area, Mr Shedrack Otuaro has called for full accreditation of the Nigerian Maritime University in Warri south west local government area, adding that the state government should continue to drive its development programmes for the kingdom.
Otuaro spoke shortly after his executive was inaugurated in Gbaramatu kingdom, assuring that the new team will focus on the common good of the kingdom. He also enjoined oil majors doing business in the area not to neglect their corporate social responsibilities to the area.
Public relations officer , Mr John Dekawei spoke to newsmen on the sideline, saying the new executive would give special attention to development of the kingdom. He added that the new team would promote values of unity and peace .
Member representing Burutu federal constituency, Hon Julius Pondi who was Chairman of the inauguration ceremony charged the new executive to be active in call for a law establishing the Nigerian Maritime University, adding that they should avoid acts that could put the kingdom in bad light.
Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, minority leader, Federal House of Representatives who accompanied his colleague to the event said he would support bill for the NMU.
“We will liaise with others outside our region in our quest for a better Niger Delta, Chairman of this great community and his exco should prioritise towards working for the actualization of the NMU Bill , I will be available to work for its actualization. Congratulations to you all as I wish you a fruitful tenure “, Elumelu said.
Others in the new executive are : Hon Segun Mulade – Vice chairman, Mr Andrew Bebenimibo- Secretary General, Mr John Dekawei- P.R.O, Comr Stanley Adebayo – Assistant secretary, Mr Samuel ijeleba- Asistant secretary, Mr Sokoto John- Treasurer, Mrs Beauty Johnny- Financial secretary, Mr Godluck Sinwa- Auditor, Mr Amos Ekpebide- Chief organiser as well as Mr James Governor- Asistant organiser.