By Our Reporter
Gov Sim Fubara of Rivers State says the support the University of Port Harcourt enjoys from the Rivers State government has helped it achieve top national and African ranking.
The governor was reacting to UNIPORT being ranked number one in Nigeria and 19 in Africa.
The governor has thus assured that more support will be accorded the university to strengthen its capacity to retain its ranking as the first university of choice in Nigeria.
Gov Fubara gave the assurance shortly after inspecting the level of work done at the Convocation Arena being constructed at the University by the Rivers State government, moments after he returned from Abuja on Tuesday where he had led leaders of the State to the inauguration of the immediate past governor, Chief Barr. Nyesom Wike as minister of the Federal Capital Territory.
The governor who described the auditorium as very important to his administration to accomplish, said ensuring its completion and eventual handover will better place the University of Port Harcourt in its current first place ranking.
“I am doing everything that is necessary to complete this project and continue to see that the university ranking still stands.”
“When I visited the project site about two months ago, the contractor assured of completing it so that it will be commissioned among projects to celebrate our first one hundred days in office.”
He further noted that aside commissioning more school infrastructure in the coming days, his administration is poised to roll out other programmes like youth empowerment, and sustained support for small and medium scale businesses in the State as a determined effort to improve the economic wellbeing of Rivers people.
Sir Fubara also inspected the State-owned Bombardier Global 5000 (N565RS) aircraft at NAF Base which had just returned from maintenance.
(Source: Mr Boniface Onyedi, (SSA, Media to the Governor of Rivers State)