Dickson justifies the appointment of Shehu of Borno as Chancellor

Against the backdrop of the appointment of the Shehu of Bornu as the Chancellor of the Niger Delta University, Amassoma,

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State says the appointment was well deserved owing to his long and impressive academic, moral and political profiles, even as he noted that the Shehu of Bornu, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garba El-Kanemi would build bridges of unity among the different sections of the country.

Presenting the letter of appointment to the Shehu of Borno at a brief ceremony in Abuja, Dickson urged some sections of the country and some highly placed politicians fanning the embers of ethnic and religious disunity to retrace their steps and do things that would foster unity.

Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Edmond Allison-Oguru, the governor traced the history of the alliance between the north and the south to the first republic and how
the people of Bayelsa have always built bridges instead of walls in a bid to foster the unity of the nation and integration.

In his acceptance speech, the Shehu thanked the Governor for the honour, describing the Niger Delta University as the university of the future, adding that, he will strive to justify the confidence reposed in him by the Government and people of Bayelsa State in particular and the South-South region in general.

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