The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has re-affirmed its commitment to assist universities and polytechnics in the Niger Delta region by providing basic infrastructure in their various campuses.
The NDDC Director Corporate Affairs, Dr Ibitoye Abosede, spoke about the Commission’s resolve to advance the course of education in the region, during a courtesy visit by a delegation from the Alumni Association of Imo State University, IMSU, at the Commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt.
He thanked the Alumni Association for recognizing his contributions to learning through the NDDC and nominating him for a Meritorious Award for Corporate Governance.
Abosede noted that the NDDC had executed many projects in Imo State, including a modern hostel at the Imo State University, Owerri. He said that the commission would soon inaugurate a similar 1,000-bed students’ hostel at the University of Uyo in Akwa Ibom State.
Apart from these two hostels, he said, the NDDC had built and handed over six other prototype hostels to the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, the University of Benin, Federal University of Science and Technology, Owerri. Delta State University, Abraka, University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, and the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike in Abia State.
Speaking earlier, the National President of the IMSU Alumni Association, Mr. Ferdinand Ezeala, said the association was getting ready for its Annual Convention in Port Harcourt on October 30.
He said that the association would use the occasion to honour some deserving individuals and corporate organizations by presenting different categories of awards to them. In this wise, he said, the NDDC Director Corporate Affairs, Dr Abosede, would be honoured for excelling in Corporate Governance.
Ezeala, who was accompanied by the National Secretary of the Alumni Association, Dr Anayo Uhiara, commended the efforts of the NDDC in building the capacity of universities in the Niger Delta region.
He observed that one way the association could contribute in building synergy between the universities and the NDDC was to encourage good corporate governance between the institutions that add value to the society.
Dr. Ibitoye Abosede
Director, Corporate Affairs
October 19, 2021.