Photos have emerged disproving Minister of Transportation and Aviation, Rotimi Amaech, who had recently claimed that the Nigerian Maritime University was still at at the feasibility study stage.
The Minister was recently quoted as saying that there was no ground work done at the site of the proposed University in Okerenkoko, Delta state adding that: “Whoever that is holding on to the money should better return it. The Chinese company contracted, confirmed that only the feasibility study was in place.”
Amaechi further said that instead of investing in the National Maritime University, the Federal Government would rather upgrade the Transport Institute in Zaria. phot
Contrary to Amaechi’s statement, investigation by The Whistle shows that contractors are working on the site, even as the temporary site of the Maritime University in Kurutie, Warri South-West of Delta state was equipped with necessary structures and facilities and was set to admit students into the 2016 Academic year pending the completion of structures at the permanent site.
One resident of the community who spoke to The Whistle said that Amaechi was sending a wrong signal to the community as that is what they got from having a son of the Niger Delta as President.
It would be recalled that former President Goodluck Jonathan on the Saturday, May 10, 2014 commissioned the Nigerian Maritime University.
See photos from the site of the university below: