Aug. 11, 2013
BAYELSA: From Left Anambra State Governor Peter Obi, Mother of President Jonathan, Mrs Ayi Eunice Afeni Jonathan ,Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson, President Goodluck Jonathan, Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Otuoke, Prof Mobolaji Aluko, and Minister of Niger Delta Ministry Elder Peter Orubebe at the Commissioning of Two Buildings of Twenty Self Contained flats Donated By the Mother of the President to the Newly Established Federal University in Otuoke on Friday 9th August 2013
The two Buildings of Twenty Self Contained flats Donated By the Mother of the President to the Newly Established Federal University in Otuoke on Friday 9th August 2013 STATE HOUSE PHOTOS FROM ABUJA- NewsDiary
Earlier in 2011 3 Billion naira was raised in a fundraiser for the construction of this federal promoted university
About N3 billion was yesterday raised at a fund raising ceremony in Bayelsa State as take off funds, for the just-approved federal university in Otuoke area of the state.
The said amount being part of the N5 billion target is expected to be channeled into the development of take- off infrastructure for the institution billed to commence academic activities in September.
According to President Goodluck Jonathan, government’s decision to site the Federal University in Otuoke and the eight others approved recently in rural areas, was borne out of the need to boost development.
Otuoke University is one of the nine approved by the Federal Executive Council to be located in states that did not have federal universities in their domains across the six geo-political zones of the country.
Governor of Bayelsa state, Timipre Sylva, who donated one billion naira on behalf of the state government, said a joint committee would be set up to ensure judicious use of the money raised. -Transparency