Minister of Petroleum Resources has assured the people of the Niger-Delta that he will fight against the relocation of the Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State.
Kachikwu made this known in Uyo, Akwa- Ibom State on Monday during a town hall meeting organised by the Federal Government to sensitise the people on policies of the government in the last one year.
Kachikwu who was responding to a question on its relocation order promised to oppose the position of the Minister of Transport and former governor of Rivers State who gave order.
He said: “As far as it is about development in Niger Delta, I will pursue it, if Amaechi continues to refuse it as Maritime University; I will take it up as Petroleum University.”
Meanwhile some angry youths believed to be students in Akwa Ibom State stormed and disrupted the meeting chanting war song, expressing their displeasure at the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Representatives of the Federal Government at the meeting, Lai Mohammed, Amina Mohammed and Rotimi Amaechi, who are respectively Ministers of Information, Environment and Transportation, were almost attacked by the angry students.
The incident occurred as soon as representatives of the National Association of Nigerian Student, South South Zone was given the microphone to speak.
Security operatives were immediately called in to calm the students and bring the situation under control.