Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and the Nigerian Content Monitoring and Development Board, NCMDB have spent over N1.2billion on intervention projects at the Maritime University of Nigeria, (MUN) in Delta state, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Engr. Emmanuel Adigio has said.
Speaking to newsmen last week at the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria, (CIOTA) Conference which took place at the Musa Yar Adua Center in Abuja, Adigio said that the student population has become a challenge with regards to hostel accommodation.
Adigio also stated that the 1,600 students’ strength of the University needs to be accommodated, hence the reason the institution embarked on the construction of hostel for both staff and students.
He said: ‘‘You know you access the school by boats through the waters and that’s a very big challenge and the task of running a federal university is also another challenge. A lot of things are done in Abuja, so we are always coming to Abuja, so all those things are challenging but because of the fact that one has a vision and the vision is to see that the basic things needed in a university are put in place. We are now building a workshop which hopefully at the end of this year, we will be able to commission, we are trying to build some hostels with the help of local content interventions and from the Federal Government budgets; we are also building hostels and Shell is also coming to contribute”.
‘‘I think Shell is about N500million, because the structure that was commissioned is about N500 million and the hostel that is coming up is around that same range
And local content, the hostel is about 250.000 dollars and they are also intervening in the internet and that is about N100 million or there about, also TETFUND is doing so much too.’’
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