Varsity VC Solicits NDDC Assistance in ICT Development

Having seen human capital development, ICT and research development as veritable tools of advancing the society, the Vice Chancellor of the Niger Delta University, NDU, Professor Allen Agih, has solicited the support of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, in training Niger Deltans in Information and Communication Technology, ICT, inorder to bring out the very best out of every student of the institution.

VC who made the appeal during an interactive session with the NDDC Executive Director, Projects, Sir Victor Antai, when he paid a courtesy visit at the university in Amassoma, Bayelsa State, said that he’s committed to fostering a harmonious working relationship between the commission and the university.

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“We know that NDDC has among other things constructed roads and is building a 500-bed hostel for the university. However, we need to look at other critical areas that could help identify and solve problems of production, food security, environmental challenges and health in the region.

“Our last visit to your office was not only to seek your intervention in terms of projects, but to come up with other areas that can advance the society”, VC stated.

However, while expressing the benefits of exploring the potentials of available resources in the region, professor Agih disclosed to the delegation that the bread and bottle water being produced by the university within the campus, is an indication of the importance of putting skills into practice.

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Moreso, NDDC Executive Director, Projects, Sir Victor Antai, revealed that the core reason behind their visit to the institution was to assess on the immediate and important needs of the university and figure out a possible way of assisting adequately in training, research development and ICT.

According to him: “I am optimistic that something positive will come out of this visit.

“We have come to see and take back first-hand reports from the University.

By Aligwe Stella, P/H