Give us Maritime varsity not IMC, Oron women tell FG

By Chioma Onuegbu

Uyo —Hundreds of women from the five local government areas that make up
Oro ethnic nationality in Akwa Ibom State, have called on the Federal
Government to upgrade Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, to a university.

The women, who made the call during a peaceful protest at the academy,
yesterday, lamented the recent suspension of 2017/2018 admission process
into MAN Oron, describing the Federal Government’s action as suspicious and

They said that they were interested in maritime university and not in the
Interim Management Committee inaugurated by the Federal Government.
The protesting women carried placards with inscriptions such as, “We need
only maritime university,” “We want university and not Effedua,” “Buhari, call
Amaechi to order,” “Sarumi and others, leave Oron now,” “We say no to
Effedua,” among others.

Spokesperson and Vice President of Great Daughters of Oro Nation (from
Urueffong Oruko Local Government Area), Mrs. Nkoyo Edung, said that the
Interim Management Committee runs counter of the bill seeking for the
establishment of a Maritime University, Oron, which had passed through third
reading in the National Assembly.

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