•We are ready to play host to the Institution — Clan Chairman
•Calls on FG to release the promised N2billion take-off grant
As part of their efforts to ensure a smooth take-off of the Nigerian Maritime University (NMU), Okerenkoko, the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Gbaramatu Chapter, between Tuesday October 31 and Wednesday November 1, went on a two-day voluntary community service at the take-off campus of the University at Kurutie.
Speaking with GbaramatuVoice, the Clan chairman, Godswill Doubra Wuruyai, explained that the project which they tagged; A Symbol of Readiness for Its Immediate Commencement.
In his words, “Gbaramatu Youths under the aegis of IYC embarked on a two-day voluntary sanitation exercise from October 31 – November 1, 2017, at the Nigerian Maritime University (NMU), Okerenkoko take-off Campus, Kurutie.”
He pointed out that the wisdom behind their action is to inform the nation on one hand and the world at large that Gbaramatu Kingdom is feeling the presence of a higher institution in their community.
In the same manner, the group used the opportunity to call on the Federal Government to release the N2billion it alleged to have paid for the commencement of the University as conveyed by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo recently.
The youths, therefore, pledged their support in promoting and maintaining a peaceful coexistence with the institution.