The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the establishment of the first maritime university for the country.

Minister of Information, Patricia Akwashiki; Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Stephen Oru; and the Minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment, Kenneth Kobani, briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan.

According to Akwashiki, the maritime university will be located in Warri, Delta State.

“In the (council) meeting, there was a ratification of approval of a provisional licence for the establishment of Nigerian Maritime University at Okerenkoko in Delta State,” she said.

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