The take-off grant of Maritime University, Okerenkoko in Delta State, southern Nigeria, has been raised from 2 billion Naira earlier announced to 5 billion Naira.

President Muhammadu Buhari increased the funding for the institution.

The increase was announced on Saturday by Aso Rock on its Twitter handle.

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In one of the tweets on the handle of the government of Nigeria, the President also approved an immediate release of 1 billion Naira to the new Maritime University, to support essential infrastructure works and staff recruitment.

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Ahead of the planned commencement of academic activities before the end of this year, the University has commenced operations, inviting job applications for academic staff.

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