A Niger Delta based non-governmental organization, Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ) on Thursday, donated 200-horse power, executive luxury Speed Boat to the Nigeria Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State.
The national coordinator, of CEPEJ, Comrade Sheriff Mulade and his management team handed over the 12 passengers capacity boat with the inscription ‘Africa 4 Peace’ to the management and academic staff of the Maritime University as contribution and transport support to the institution.
The university delegates, cadets and student led by the The Vice Chancellor of University, represented by the Librarian, Dr. Baba Aduku received the luxury water cruiser with radiant face of excitement and commended CEPEJ for the gesture.
He described the donation as the first of it kind to the institution since its establishment. He added that transportation was fundamental to the development of the University. he also noted that the donation was timely solution and intervention to the transportation need of the varsity.
Appreciating the gesture, the Registrar, Dr. Alfred Mulade, Ag. Dean of Facaulty, Marine environmental management, Prof. Perekebina Bariwei, the Dean, faculty of Engineering, represented by Dr. Mafel Obhuo, The Director of Regimentation and sports Navy Commodore Kingdom Itoko (Rtd) and host of others used a ceremonial parades of the school cadets to appreciate and thanked the NGO for the noble gesture.
Handing over the boat, Mulade said “This is a demonstration of our NGO’s recognition of the uniqueness of the University, both in the development of human capital for the maritime industry nationally and for the promotion of sustainable peace, security and development in the Niger Delta Region”.
He called on well meaning Nigerians, corporate organizations and international donors to support the University