Indication has emerged that the host community of the Nigerian Maritime University may clash with the federal government over alleged order to stop ongoing work at the permanent site of the institution.
However, Secretary of the Okerenkoko Federated Communities of Warri South West Area of Delta State, Comrade Ernest Bebenimibo has tasked the federal government not to stop work at the permanent site of the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko.
Bebenimibo made the plea yesterday in Warri, Delta State.
The Community Secretary reasoned that stoppage of ongoing work at the University permanent site is an indirect indication of stopping the project.
He said that their fears stem from the directive by the Minister of Transport, Chief Rotimi Amaechi‎ that ongoing work should be stopped due to some ongoing probes.
According to him, “The University is the answer to our quick development; it is the only visible gain of our Niger Del‎ta struggle.
“To put an end to it will be damaging and inimical ‎to development. So we are pleading that the federal government should reverse its decision so that the project can go on.
“It will bring manifest injustice to our people if this project is truncated. We are main contributor to the national wealth; the school is the only thing we have to show for the exploitation of our God given resources.
“We also call on the federal government to hasten the development of our area by giving us a road which will enable us linked up to the urban cities.”

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