• PAMO University receives N500m boost from Wike

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    From TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt

    Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has donated N500 million to the PAMO University of Medical Sciences (PUMS) to boost the  education system.

    Meanwhile,  former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Kanu Agabi, has advised that for Nigeria to excel in development, it should begin to give the young people right education.

    Governor Wike spoke at the second convocation ceremony of PAMO University of Medical Sciences (PUMS), in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

    He said that  PUMS is a priceless gift to Rivers, Nigeria and world at large.

    Represented by the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Prince Mmon, Wike said “PAMO is a kind of university that is believed will transform the life of our children and bring development to the state.

    “We shall continue to support the university. We have also renewed the scholarship for Rivers State students, including those from poor background.”

    The governor further reiterated the state government’s support for other university in the state established by a Rivers person.

    Meanwhile, Agabi spoke yesterday, as a keynote speech, expressed optimism that the country would develop if the youths are encouraged on entrepreneurship.

    He commended the state governor for his commitment in ensuring that Rivers youths embraced education through the government’s Education Scholarship Scheme.

    The former minister applauded the former governor of the state, Peter Odili, for his initiative which gave birth to the medical institution.

    Agabi, who spoke on the subject, “Discipline”, expressed: “Governor Nyesom Wike is a blessing to the nation. By your service, you are a blessing not just to this generation, but the future.

    “Nigerians from every parts of the nation survived because we believed that this is the only country we have. I have great faith in our country. I have the faith that Nigeria shall raise their hands to the Lord. We are in a nation that people love the Lord, very resilience, patience and hardworking. And that is why the nation survived.

    “We must entrepreneur the nation. We must pay attention to our rural area, we have destroyed the village as a cultural institution. The nation is not self reliance. No nation without self reliance can be self discipline. The youths are not self employed because we are not giving them right education.

    “If we are going to be self reliance nation, we must shut our boarders, begin to produce and use our self produce.”

    To Odili, Agabi said: “The education you have provided for our young people will assure the future yet unborn.”

    On his party,  Odili, pro-chancellor of the institution described Wike as the best governor ever Rivers had and Nigeria has produced.

    He thanked Governor Wike and assured that the privilege which has tremendously led to the growth of the institution will ever be appreciated.

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