The United Summit Friends development Association which has existed since 2014 under the able and dynamic leadership of Delta State-born Mr Michael O. Mathew got a boost and further capacitation when the Vice-Chancellor of the prestigious Federal University of Petroleum resources Professor Akpofurr Rim-Rukeh came calling on a special visit to interact with the leadership of the association in Abuja.
The Vice-Chancellor emphasized that Unity is key to achieving education, healthcare delivery, security, unemployment, human capacity building and other dividends of democracy citing examples from first-world democracies like the USA, Germany, France, Britain and others where unity and oneness have made them develop without devoid of ethnicity, religious bigotry and favouritism.
“For failed countries like Libya, Somalia, Syria and Afghanistan, failure to maintain peace and unity got them disintegrated. As such, here in Nigeria, we must unite to fight social vices, insurgency, armed banditry, illiteracy, corruption and poverty.”
“The petroleum resources University I presently head is one of the most sensitive institutions in the country going by the important role the oil sector plays in our economy, and as the highest revenue earner. We have done a lot to preach unity hence the need for my visit today.”
He expressed satisfaction with the composition of the association which consists of all religions and geopolitical representations.
In his response, the coordinator, Mr Michael O. Mathew, commended the August visitor for sparing time to visit the association despite his tight schedule.
He assured the VC of the maximum cooperation of the association with the University.
He concluded by saying that the Niger Delta where the University is situated requires various programmes geared towards sensitization and enlightenment on the unity of its people for national coexistence and integration.
“The only disease worrying Nigeria now is disunity and disaffection which the association is set to address. The association has a mapped out strategy to further reunite the country”. he added.