BREAKING: President Buhari appoints Okoro as rector for Federal Polytechnic, Orogun
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed Dr. Duke Okoro as the pioneer Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Orogun in Ughelli North LGA of Delta State.
The appointment was contained in a letter signed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu and made available to GbaramatuVoice on Monday.
The Federal Polytechnic, Orogun, was initiated by Deputy President of Senate, His Excellency, Ovie Omo-Agege, and passed into law by the National Assembly and subsequently assented by President Buhari, Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The appointment of Okoro as the pioneer Rector of the institution was duly considered and approved by Mr. President, and this has paved the way for smooth kick-off of the Polytechnic, situated in Orogun, home town of Deputy Senate President.
Okoro, was the Director of International Development, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State.
Okoro bagged a PhD degree in Environmental Analytical Chemistry from the prestigious University of Benin in 2004. A Fellow of the Chemical Society of Nigeria (FCSN); Fellow Nigerian Environmental Society (FNES); Fellow of Institute of Chatered Chemists of Nigeria (FICCON); Fellow Institute of Management Consultant (FIMC).
The newly appointed Rector, is also a Member, Institute of Public Analyst of Nigeria (MIPAN); Member of the Chemical Profession of Alberta, Canada (PChem); Member of Environmental Careers Organization, Canada (EP) amongst others.
He has published lots of articles in national and international indexed journals, and has concluded over 80 technical environmental studies in IOCs and marginal field operators in the oil and gas sector. He is married with children.