*Only enemies of our progress will rise against a university project
Anioma Youth Forum (AYF), has thrown its weight behind the establishment of the proposed Stars University and Golf Course in the Idumuje-Ugboko, Aniocha North LGA, by a philanthropist, Prince Ned Nwoko, noting that the projects will not only transform the social economic lives of the people but will also boost the image of Delta State when completed.
In a press statement issued in Asaba, the Delta State capital and signed by Mr. Felix Ifejiokwu and Barth Inneh, the National President and Secretary respectively the AYF, called on a section of Idumuje-Ugboko people and their sponsors to stop their opposition towards the establishment of the projects.
While condemning the impression being peddled by the clique that the Stars University and Golf Course are meant to deprive the people of Idumuje-Ugboko of their land, the group noted that the vision to establish the projects dates back to 2011 with the aims of leaving a legacy for human capital development that will harness the physical and intellectual capabilities of the young ones.
And to develop sports as a worthy heritage of Deltans, as well as to expose the tourism potentials of Idumuje-Ugboko Kingdom.
“In other climes, this kind of projects are craved for, projects that have already been estimated to employ over 2000 locals with its multiplier effect should not only to be embraced by all, but should be supported by all Idumuje-Ugboko in particular and the entire Anioma and Delta in general.
Today, Ogwuashi-Uku, Abraka, Auchi, Ekpoma to mention but a few are burbling with socio-economic activities because of the Polytechnic and Universities sited their domain.”
“Prince Ned Nwoko, the brain behind the projects, is a positive, calm, well-defined gentleman, a world renowned philanthropist and detribalised personality, devoid of sentiments, a man that attends to myriad of complaints from people of various communities, as he usually deploys his personal resources to improve their conditions.
A man that is imbued with wisdom, determination and with the courage needed to succeed in his endeavour, often time fashion out possible ways to help the people who throng to his residence whenever he visits home.”
Anioma Youth Forum therefore, call for cessation of all propaganda by a handful of Idumuje-Ugboko and their sponsors, rather they should channel their energies and resources into making sure that the Stars University and Golf Course materialise, so as to open another vistas of hopes for the teaming youths of Idumuje-Ugboko, Delta State and Nigeria at large.