President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr. Duke Okoro as the pioneer Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Orogun, Delta State.
The Federal Polytechnic, Orogun, was initiated by Deputy President of Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, and passed into law by the National Assembly and subsequently assented by President Buhari.
The appointment of Okoro as the pioneer Rector of the institution was duly considered and approved by Mr. President, and this has paved the way for smooth kick-off of the Polytechnic.
Okoro, was the Director of International Development, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State.
Okoro bagged a PhD degree in Environmental Analytical Chemistry from the prestigious University of Benin in 2004. A Fellow of the Chemical Society of Nigeria (FCSN); Fellow Nigerian Environmental Society (FNES); Fellow of Institute of Chatered Chemists of Nigeria (FICCON); Fellow Institute of Management Consultant (FIMC).
The newly appointed Rector, is also a Member, Institute of Public Analyst of Nigeria (MIPAN); Member of the Chemical Profession of Alberta, Canada (PChem); Member of Environmental Careers Organization, Canada (EP) amongst others.
He has published lots of articles in national and international indexed journals, and has concluded over 80 technical environmental studies in IOCs and marginal field operators in the oil and gas sector. He is married with children.
Meanwhile, Deltans have reacted positively over the kickoff of the Federal Polytechnic, Orogun and the appointment of Dr. Duke Okoro as Rector by President Buhari.
They also commended the Deputy President of Senate, His Excellency, Ovie Omo-Agege, for attracting the Federal Polytechnic to Delta State.