Maritime University: FG increases take-off grant to N5bn

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Maritime University, Okerenkoko

The Federal Government has approved an increase of N5 billion as take-off grant for the Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta, from N2 billion earlier announced.

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, made this disclosure in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

Usani said the presidential approval for the N5 billion budget allocation was based on the recommendation of a committee in the Ministry of Education tasked with the activation of the university.

The Minister disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari had also approved an immediate release of N1 billion to the university to support essential infrastructure works and staff recruitment.

He said the N1 billion that would be released is separate from the N5 billion allocated in the 2018 budget submitted to the National Assembly.

He added that the Maritime University…

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