Urhobo Group Faults Uvwie Monarch, Omo-Agege for Misleading Senate on Location of FUPRE
LAGOS JUNE 2ND (URHOBOTODAY)-The Urhobo Mandate and Equity Forum, UMEF, has said the Federal University of Petroleum Resources FUPRE is sited in Ugbomro, and not Effurun, as is being erroneously portrayed.
The group accused the traditional ruler of Uvwie kingdom, HRM Emmanuel Sideso Abe I and Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, representing Delta Central, for allegedly misleading the Senate over the rightful owners of the land and community where the university is sited.
In a statement yesterday in Benin, Edo State, the group Coordinator, Samuel Afurhe, said, “It is a fact that FUPRE is located in Ugbomro, and not Effurun. Even the immediate past Senator, Chief Ighoyota Amori, in his same bill for an Act to Establish FUPRE, in 2015, which had passed first reading at the Senate and awaiting concurrent passage and signing into law by former President Goodluck Jonathan before he left office on May 29, acknowledged Ugbomro as the host community.
“After the then Federal Executive Council FEC, during former President Olusegun Obasanjo, gave the directive to establish FUPRE, in March, 2007, the federal government wrote letters to the Traditional Prime Minister (Unuevworo) of Ugbomro, to provide the land in Ugbomro on which FUPRE is presently situated.”