National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) has concluded arrangements to decorate Rivers State Governor, Barrister Nyesom Wike as its Grand Patron.
The association said the decision to award Governor Wike as the association’s Grand Patron was informed by his transformation of the education sector and others in Rivers State.
NAPS is the umbrella body of all polytechnics, Monotechnics, colleges of Technology, Agriculture, health and all tertiary institution awarding Ordinary National Diploma (OND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) in Nigeria.
The polytechnic students in a statement issued by their Senate President, Jeremiah Friday Ohomah said, governor Nyesom Wike would be decorated as the Grand Patron during NAPS Senate pre-convention scheduled to hold in Port-Harcourt Polytechnic, Rumuola next month.
According to Ohomah, “As an association which represents the conscience of the society, we have x-rayed the work of governors of the 36 states in Nigeria with particular reference to physical development and education development especially in areas of technical and Technological education. Our investigations revealed that the Governor of Rivers State, Barr. Ezenwo Nyesom Wike stands tall in this regards.
“The transformation of Ken Saro-wiwa Polytechnic in the last two years has been unprecedented. The establishment of the port-Harcourt polytechnic Rumuola, is a major contribution to the realization of a technologically developed Nigeria state.
“Also worthy to mention is the massive construction of roads in nearly all Local government areas of Rivers state. The human capital development of the Wike administration is also worthy of mentioning.
“Consequently during the senate pre -convention of the NAPS scheduled to hold in port- Harcourt polytechnic Rumuola between 11th-13th of May 2017 in Rivers state, Governor Nyesom Wike will be decorated as the GRAND PATRON of the national Association of Polytechnic students (NAPS) in recognition of his responsible and productive leadership dexterity.
“While we congratulate him on this well-deserved honour, we call on the general public and the people of rivers state to join us in celebrating the great performer Barr. Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, The Executive Governor of River State”, he said.
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