Nigeria to establish University of Petroleum Resources

Abuja — President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja pledged continued support for the socio-economic development of the Niger Delta region.

Buhari, according to a statement by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, gave the assurance at a brief ceremony in the State House where he signed the bill establishing the University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State, into law.

He quoted the president as saying “this administration is fully committed to supporting the Niger Delta in its endeavours to achieve socio-economic development.”

Shehu also said the president appealed to all communities in the region to strive for peace through dialogue in resolving all conflicts not only among them but also with business entities and the authorities.

“With the signing of the bill into law, the path has been cleared for the establishment of the specialised university in the Niger Delta, charged with training and research in petroleum technologies,” the statement added.