NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL, DR. NABO GRAHAM-DOUGLAS CAMPUS, PORT HARCOURT INAUGURATED

Rivers State

Dr. Nabo Graham-Douglas Campus of Nigerian Law School, Port Harcourt has been commissioned, the school which was built by the administration of Governor Nyesom Wike was inaugurated on Friday 18 November, 2022 in Port Harcourt.

The law school project was commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari who was represented by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami at the invitation of the Rivers State Governor.

Dignitaries who graced the epoch occasion include: Justice Eberechi Nyesom-Wike, wife of the Governor of Rivers State, Dr. Peter Odili, former Governor of Rivers State, his wife, Justice Mary Odili, Chief Emeka Nigige, Chairman, Council of Legal Education, Prof. Isa Ciroma, Director-General, Nigerian Law School, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, and Legal Matters.

Providing the project description, the Honourable Commissioning for Works, Rivers State, Dr. George-Kelly D. Alabo, FNIQS explained that thorough excavation and land reclamation was done before construction work commenced because the terrain was swampy.

“We are here to celebrate the realisation of a vision which looked like a mirage over a year ago. This place was like a swamp, many people thought it would be impossible to locate any reasonable infrastructure project here.

“This terrain was waterlogged, we began with reclaiming the land, filling was done upto about 2.1 metres, which is the height of a standard door. Soil replacement was done before raft foundation works commenced due to the geotechnical characteristics of the soil. The raft foundation of each of the structures is at least 1.8 metres of height.

“There are 15 buildings here, we have 1500 capacity classrooms block with lift, hostel blocks for 1,638 students (3 students per room), a moot court, sickbay, admin block, multi purpose hall that can contain 1500 persons, sport facilities, library, cafeteria, internal roads, street lights, 40,000 gallons water tank, dedicated fire station, 3 power generators of 1000kva each, and 2.5mva substation.

“We also have well-furnished 16 units of 3-bedroom flat staff quarters located opposite Hotel Presidential, it has a swimming pool, gymnasium, lounge, and a lawn tennis court.The law school buildings and premises are also equipped with CCTV systems for effective security. The project was completed in 10 months, the Commissioner said.

18 November, 2022

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