The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has donated Eight Hundred and Eighty computers and printers worth millions of naira to four Tertiary Institutions in the Niger Delta Region.
The Beneficiaries include Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Imo State Polytechnic, Rivers State Polytechnic and the College of Arts and Science, Port Harcourt.
Handing over the items, NDDC Managing Director, Dr. Christian Oboh, represented by the Director, Education, Health and Social Services, Dr. Christy Atako, disclosed that the Commission sees education as basis for development.
“Education plays a vital role in societal development and ICT has made the world a global village, so we cannot afford to sit back and watch the world move ahead of us” he said.
In his contribution, Rivers State Representative on NDDC Governing Board, Prof. Ibitamuno Aminigo, noted that the donations were in line with President Jonathan’s transformation agenda, while his Imo counterpart, Peter Ezeobi, who spoke at the Imo state Polytechnic, said the Commission will continue to intervene in the education sector.
Responding, Dr. Hilary Wogu, Provost, Rivers State College of Arts and Science, thanked NDDC for the computers and assured that the facilities will be properly use.
Deputy Rector, Rivers State Polytechnic, Bori, Dr. Jengoa Boyle said the Commission has added value to the school. “We will try to make the best use of this your kind gesture by ensuring that the students are computer literate”.
The Rector Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Israel Appiah who also thanked the Commission said “I know that NDDC has done a lot. I remember that the 500KVA generator that we are enjoying was donated by NDDC. I believe that NDDC will always come to our aid in our times of need”.