The Niger Delta Youth Association Worldwide has advised the Federal Government to complete the Maritime University project in Okerenkoko in Gbaramatu kingdom, Warri South West of Delta State.
The group during a press briefing in the United Kingdom, which was attended by a member of British Parliament for Swansea East constituency, Carolyn Harris, and other notable youth leaders from the Niger Delta region, stressed the need for the Federal government to revisit the issue.
The President of the group, Victor James who advised the Federal Government to complete the Maritime University project insisted that the cancellation of the project was not in the best interest of the people of the Niger Delta region.
Berating the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Ameachi for making move for the cancellation of the University, he said, “The Maritime University in Okrekoko should not be cancelled as it will be a channel of employment and development in Niger Delta region which is the responsibility of the federal, state, local governments and multinational oil and gas companies.”
On the recent military invasion of Gbaramatu community in Delta State, James called on the Federal Government to apologize to the people “because it is not only an act of aggression but an act of war by a group of administrators against an integral part of the Nigerian State”.
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