The Akarigbo Of Remo Land, Decorated As Chancellor Of Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun (FUPRE)

The Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun (FUPRE) in Delta State, Nigeria, was established and approved by the Federal Executive Council meeting on 14th of March 2007, the university admitted its first set of undergraduates in 2008.

The university was established under the Federal Government of Nigeria initiative to build a specialized university in the Niger Delta to produce manpower and expertise for the oil and gas sector.

The National Universities Commission (NUC) approved sharing of facilities between the Petroleum Training Institute Effurun and Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun until it moved to its permanent site on development of its main campus at Ugbomro, Uvwie Local Government Area in 2010.

FUPRE, Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun is the first petroleum university in Africa.

A source disclosed to Eaglesforesight correspondent that Professor Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, the Vice Chancellor of the University was on a courtesy visit today to the Akarigbo Palace, Sagamu.

Akpofure and his team were glad to meet with His Royal Majesty, Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi, the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland.

He was briefed about the institution in a short presentation, after which; Kabiyesi was decorated as the Chancellor of the University, The Sonsaveournation reports.

Akarigbo in his statement, appreciated President Muhammad Buhari who appointed him and made the pronouncement some months ago and he equally appreciated the Vice Chancellor and other members of governing council of the institution for paying him a courtesy visit.

Kabiyesi Akarigbo bestowed royal blessing upon them all as he wished them safe trips back to their various communities.

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