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Scrapping of NIMASA Maritime Varsity In Bad Faith, Says CEPEJ

Posted: Jan 26, 2016 at 7:23 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)
By John Dugbe
THE Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), has condemned the scrapping of the Nigerian Maritime University project proposed by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA.
In a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Sheriff Mulade, the group stated that the varsity would have provided jobs to the teeming unemployed Nigerians and further stems the tide of youth restiveness in the riverside communities.
The group stated that the cancellation amounts to denying the people of the area their rights to development, adding that the terrain is part of Nigeria and produces ‘’reasonable income for Nigeria’’.
It warned the federal government against playing politics with development as every part of country deserves government’s attention and development.
It expressed dismay over the cancellation, saying that the varsity was not a private institution and should not have been tied to the 2015 presidential polls. It equally stated that government should not use it to punish ‘’an individual who promoted it and influence its location in the area’’.