Minister, Niger Delta Affairs Ministry, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari, for approving the establishment of the Federal University of Science and Technology for the South South region of the country.
Akpabio, who thanked President Buhari for reaffirming his commitment to making education key in his development agenda for the youth, through the establishment of technology-based tertiary education, pledged the continuous peace and support of the region to his administration.
In a release by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Jackson Udom, the former Senate Minority Leader said,” let me, on behalf of the people of the South South region, thank President Buhari, for approving the establishment of the University of Science and Technology in the region and to be sited in Akwa Ibom State.”
Akpabio noted that, ” the two new Universities of Science and Technology have been established to compliment others already sited in other parts of the country, adding, let me also assure our President of the continuous peace and support of the region for the success of his administration”.
The establishment of the new university is bound to change the political tone in the region as it will give Akpabio and his supporters in the All Progressives Congress, APC a voice at home.
GreenWhiteGreen GWG reports that opponents of the APC in the region had in recent times embarrassed Akpabio and other APC leaders of failing to bring home dividends of their presence in the top rungs of the ruling party.