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Delta Deputy Governor Commissions PTI Electronic Library

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By Wilson Macaulay, Warri

Deputy Governor of Delta State, Deacon Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, today commissioned the Electronic Library of the Petroleum Training lnstitute (PTI), Effurun, Delta State.

The Delta Deputy Governor who was the Special Guest of Honour at the occasion in his opening speech, thanked the President of American Society of Safety Professional, Nigerian Chapter, Mrs Mercy Omoifo lrefo, for undertaking the e-learning Library Project in PTI to promote academic research and development in the education sector of the economy.

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Deacon Otuaro promised that the Governor Okowa-led State Government will continue to partner with agencies like ASSP, which are ready to add value to the learning process of institution’s of learning.

He explained that the State is determined in all ramification to continue providing enabling environment and to strengthen her collaborative effort the more with PTl where necessary so that collectively
they can position the institute in sync with the realities of modern way of learning for a brighter future.

Professor Andy Ogochukwu Egwuyenga, Vice Chancellor, Delta State University Abraka, the Guest of Honour, represented by Professor Mrs. Rosemary Okoh, Deputy VC (Academic) in
her keynote address remarked that DELSU, having embarked in a similar project before now, will deplore her wealth of experience to assist PTI to ensure the successful takeoff of the laudable e-library project.

Prof. Rosemary Okoh who asserted in her speech that PTI is towing the right path in the pursuit of learning, said: “l commend your effort for conceptualizing the idea of e-learning which is a great door to quantum progress in education.”

The Academic Don emphasized that the importance of e-library in modern day learning process is indeed a core course.

Dr Henry Adimula the Principal/Chief Executive Of PTI, ably represented by Dr Bamidele Oyetunde, Director Research and Development, earlier in his welcome address described the commissioning of the e-library of PTI as a memorable event in the life of the Institute.

According to Dr Bamidele Oyetunde, the project has made it possible for students in PTI to be able to access resource materials wherever they may be round the globe.

While promising to put the e-library into judicious use, Dr Bamidele Oyetunde, thanked the Executive members of the American Society of Safety Professional, Nigerian Chapter, especially the President Mrs Mercy Omoifo lrefo for initiating the project.

Mrs Mercy Omoifo lrefo, President of American Society of Safety Professional Nigerian Chapter in her official
presentation thanked the Principal Chief Executive of PTI, Dr Henry Adimula for his cordial understanding to provide a venue for ASSP to site the library to promote academic excellence, to impact knowledge to staff and students in a seamless search for informative resource of value.

The ASSP President disclosed that she decided to champion the Project due to knowledge gaps she identified as individuals may not have the financial resources to pay to get access to such important facilities that are essential for meaningful leaning to take place in the context of modern reality.

Mr Kaizer Ebiwari Grillo, National President, Institute of Safety Professional of Nigeria ISPON and Ambassador Felix Nakpodia, Founder and past President of ASSP on behalf of the Governing body presented certificates of honour and appreciation to PTI Principal, Dr Henry Adimula, Rev. Fr. Oghenejode Mbaka, Prince Ejiro Enahoro, Justice Abdulkarim Yusuf, Engr Dr Ominike Akpovi, Mr Brown Ukanifimoni and others for their selfless service.

ln a related development, the exco members and the President of ASSP with top Management Staff of PTI went to the Osubi Campus of the lnstitute were the Office of American Society Of Safety Professional Nigeria Chapter was officially opened by Dr Bamidele Oyetunde Director, Research and Development, on behalf of the principal, Dr Henry Adimula.

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