Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha says the efforts of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) so far noticed is a manifestation that the present Board is living up to its billing.
This were his comment shortly after receiving science equipments worth millions of naira donated by the Commission to primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the state.
Represented by the permanent secretary, Ministry of Education, Sir Jason Nwaiche, the Governor said “science rule the world, whatever people are doing today is science based; we therefore, commend NDDC for this gesture”.
He urged the benefiting institutions to put the equipment to proper use as well as expose the students to it, so as to enhance their performance in science.
In his speech, NDDC Managing Director, Dr. Christian Oboh who noted the strategic importance of science to development disclosed that 41 institutions which include 13 primary schools, 23 secondary and 5 tertiary institutions benefitted from the donations.
Represented by the Imo State representative on the Board of NDDC, Peter Ezeobi, Dr. Oboh said “the facility will go a long way in helping the students”, and solicited the judicious utilization of the equipment.