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Vandalism antithetical to development, says don

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Sokoto –  Prof. David Adewumi, the Dean, School of Science and Technology, National Open University of Nigeria ( NOUN), says the persistent acts of vandalism against pipelines in the Niger Delta region by some militants are antithetical to development.

Adewumi spoke in Sokoto on Monday at the opening of a three-day workshop with the theme: ” The Relevance of Scientific Computing in Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in Nigeria.”

The form also featured the presentation of books written by Prof. Aminu Ibrahim, the Rector of Sokoto State Polytechnic.

Adewumi said acts of vandalism were highly retrogressive and would only retard the even socio-economic development of the country.

“ The restiveness of the youths in the Niger Delta is retrogressive and works against the growth of the economy of the nation.

” Nigeria may be sinking toward oblivion with such dastardly acts just as the country has been richly endowed with vast human and natural resources.

” The country has also been vastly endowed with arable land and intelligent human capital, and all the federating units must bring whatever accrues from their resources to the table for the benefit of all,” he said.

Adewumi urged Nigerians to always put the country first irrespective of their diverse religious, ethnic and tribal backgrounds.

He also canvassed that the country must key into the ongoing digital revolution, adding that there must also be sustainable food security.

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal, represented by the Commissioner for Higher Education, Alhaji Sahabi Gada, promised to continue to accord science and technology priority attention.

” Nigeria must be at par with her contemporaries as far as the ongoing global digital revolution is concerned,” Tambuwal said.

The Chairman of the occasion, Alhaji Namadina AbdulRahman, who is also the Director- General, Due Process Office in the state, said the importance of science and technology could not over-emphasised.

” There is no better time to organise this workshop than now when Nigeria is badly in need of diversification of her hugely oil-dependent economy,” he said.

Ibrahim, on his part, promised to sustain the ongoing efforts by the management of Sokoto State Polytechnic to sustain high academic excellence and discipline.

” The polytechnic is fully committed to meaningfully contributing to helping in solving some societal problems in the state and the country at large.

” The books are aimed at contributing to revamping the educational standard in the state and Nigeria in general,” Ibrahim added.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two books, which were authored by the rector, were presented to the public at the event.

They were entitled : “ Some Important Practicals for Understanding Concept of Set Theory for First Year Students( Work Book One) ‘’ and “ A Formula Method for Distribution of Inheritance (Revised Edition).’’ (NAN)

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