The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) has appointed Duke Okoro as pioneer Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Orogun, in the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.
Okoro is a former Director of International Development at the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun.
He holds a PhD in Environmental Analytical Chemistry from the University of Benin.
He is also a Fellow of the Chemical Society of Nigeria (FCSN); Fellow Nigerian Environmental Society (FNES); Fellow of Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (FICCON) and Fellow Institute of Management Consultant (FIMC). He also holds other certifications from prestigious international bodies.
The new polytechnic is expected to provide full and part-time courses and training in different fields of study.
The bill for the creation of the federal polytechnic was initiated by the Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, an indigene of Orogun and passed into law by the National Assembly.
The deputy senate president had earlier commissioned a power substation which is expected to provide electricity to the polytechnic and the host community.
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