The idea for the Niger Delta Knowledge Centre project is partly inspired by the words of Albert Einstein:
“Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our Children..” and, the unbearable man-made suffering of the youths in the Niger Delta region.”
According to Paul: “Judged even by the lowest standards; in the last decade education in Nigeria has become a tragedy.” Most children are misinformed while adults are illiterate to fundamental reality. And, with particular interest to the Niger Delta region; the lack of adequate basic education increases youth underdevelopment, which is fast becoming a generational problem.
Armed with first-hand evidence and eager to create a realistic vision for the youths towards constructive change in the region. In his words: “I had to reason backwards and came forward with the ‘Niger Delta Knowledge Centre’ agenda. More So, I truly believe this project will empower academics with the necessary knowledge to make concrete changes in their lives and surroundings – all by themselves..”
“I foresee that in the long run the NDKC’s agenda will open the floodgates towards home-grown industrialisation and social development.”
Written by: Angela Rivera