Saturday 27th May, 2017
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Okorocha donates Marine Varsity to Navy

Okorocha donates Marine Varsity to Navy

Imo State Governor, Ro­chas Okorocha has do­nated the state-owned Marine University under Construction at Ossemo­tor in Oguta LGA, Imo State to the Nigeria Navy. He maintained that the university would be very useful to the Naval Com­mand and to the Society at large.
The governor an­nounced the donation when the committee set up by the Chief of Naval Staff on the New Naval Base in Ossemotor, Oguta LGA, paid him a courtesy call yesterday.
He also stated that the government had earlier donated the 200-bed ca­pacity General Hospital at Ngor-Okpala to the Navy.
According to Okorocha, “we have donated the 200-bed ultra-modern hospital at Ngor-Okpala because we know that Navy is a disci­plined force and will prob­ably run the best military hospital in the state which will be of great importance to Imo people.
“We have equally do­nated to you the Marine University which is under construction at Oguta. The Marine University has the most beautiful location for the Navy. We have started this project as Marine Uni­versity but we believe that the proper institution to handle it with the naval base should be the Nige­ria Navy. We have donated the land and undertake to complete the ongoing proj­ect which has the capacity of taking about 1000 stu­dents or a thousand offi­cers when completed.
“We are now waiting for you to come immediately as this government does not take the tranquilizing drug of protocol and grad­ualism. As soon you com­mence, the contractors will return to site to complete the project.”
Governor Okorocha further said that the Navy coming to Oguta will help in developing the water­way from Oguta to Lagos thus helping tourism to flourish in the area with Oguta Lake which he not­ed would soon be given a facelift, adding that it will equally make the area se­cured. This will help the state to tap its tourism po­tentials to the fullest in the area.”
Earlier in his speech, Commodore Obenta who led the committee ex­pressed the Chief of Naval Staff’s gratitude and appre­ciation for the government and good people of Imo State for the donation of the land at Oguta and the ultra-modern hospital at Ngor-Okpala.

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