Thursday, November 10, 2011

Niger Delta Leaders Storm Presidency Over FUPRE

This Day
10 November 2011

A high-powered delegation of leaders from oil producing communities in the Niger-Delta region will 'storm' the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to find ways of resolving the lingering crisis bedevilling the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun (FUPRE), located near Warri in Delta State.

THISDAY gathered that the visit to President Goodluck Jonathan, which was expected to hold in Abuja this weekend, is in line with the on-going "positive engagements with the Presidency" by the regional leaders under the banner of Oil Mineral Producing Areas Stakeholders Forum (OMPSTAFOR).

The visit, THISDAY gathered, was in response to an earlier invitation from the Presidency that OMPSTAFOR should hold a discussion with the President on how to address the crisis bedevilling the university , which had allegedly made the fate of the future graduates of the institution uncertain.

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