Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, said that approval has been given for a Nigeria Law School in Rivers and the campus to be sited in Port Harcourt, the State capital.
A Government House press statement issued in Port Harcourt on Wednesday by the governor’s Special Assistance on Media, Kevin Ebiri, said that the governor made the revelation at a birthday party of Senator Barry Moigi, Senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District.
“We have gotten approval to have a Law School in Port Harcourt.
“It is not about me, it is the legacy you leave.
“This was a Law School that was given to Port Harcourt, but the previous government rejected it and it was sent to Yenagoa.
“Today, we have that approval that there must be a Law School in Port Harcourt.
“And I can assure you in six months time, our Law School will be the best Law School in Nigeria,” the statement added.
The statement disclosed that a Federal High Court in Abuja had awarded $1.1billion to the State in a lawsuit against the Federal Government.
The $1.1 Billion, according to the statement, is entitlements of Rivers State based on the subsisting decision of the Supreme Court over production sharing contracts arising from the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contracts.