Asaba – Beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Program trained by the Nigerian Navy, have been promised consideration for automatic employment into the military by the Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo.
Vice Admiral Awwal Gambo who is also the Chancellor of the Admiralty University of Nigeria, made the declaration at the campus in Ibusa in Oshimilli North local government area of Delta state, during the maiden graduation ceremony of the Naval institution.
Gambo said that about 80% of the maiden graduates were delegates from the Federal Government’s Amnesty Program, who would be considered for immediate employment in addition to other graduands of the University.
Hear him ” I say again, all these are subject to subsisting terms and conditions of the naval service.”
In another development, the Chairman House Committee on Navy in the House of Representatives, Yusuf Adamu, noted the processes of establishing the Admiralty University of Nigeria Bill, is at an advanced stage at the National Assembly.
He said ” Is to ensure that this institution has a legal framework; that their subvention will come from the federation account just like all other public universities.”
The Guest Lecturer Dr. Tony Elumelu, who is an African Entrepreneurship Champion, stressed the need for the emergence of leaders to transform the economic and political fortunes of the country and the continent.
He said “It is something that is so critical for human survival. It is existential at this point in time.”
The Vice Chancellor Admiralty University of Nigeria Professor Paul Omaji, stated a total of one hundred and fifty three students made up the maiden graduating set engaged in fields such as forensic science, cyber security, art and Social science.
A beneficiary of the Presidential Amnesty Program Angela Alagha, and a self sponsored graduate Brown Uba, emphasized that the initiative has provided the opportunity to realize their dreams of becoming military men and women.
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