- The administration of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has achieved a monumental feat
- Delta is the state with the highest number of universities in Nigeria
- This came after the National University Commission (NUC) approved four new institutions on Friday, March 26
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According to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta is now the state with the highest number of universities throughout Nigeria.
Governor Okowa revealed this interesting fact on his Twitter page on Saturday, March 27.
The Delta governor said this came after the National University Commission (NUC) approved four new tertiary institutions in the state.
Okowa said the letter of approval for the universities was issued by the executive secretary of the commission, Abubakar Rasheed in Abuja.
He listed the new institutions as the Delta State University, Agbor; Denis Osadebe University, Asaba; and the Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro.
"Yesterday, the National University Commission (NUC) gave approval for three new Universities in Delta State. The approved universities are the Delta State University, Agbor; Denis Osadebe University, Asaba; and the Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro.
"The approval was given by the executive secretary of NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, when the Delta State Governor, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa, led top state government officials to present the strategic documents of the universities at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.
"With the NUC’s approval, Delta state now has the highest number of universities in Nigeria. This is because in addition to the university that has already been in existence, the state now has four universities."
Meanwhile, Okowa said his government had written a protest letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over the James Ibori loot recovered by Nigeria.
Okowa said this on Wednesday, March 24, when he spoke with journalists on the much-talked-about loot.
“On our part, I have spoken with the attorney-general of the federation. My attorney-general went to have a meeting with him. We are working, and we are likely to come on the same page. We have written a formal letter of protest to Mr President."
Governor Okowa also noted that his government does not believe in dragging the federal government to court to get the money back.