President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the bill establishing the University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State, into law.
The president said his administration is fully committed to supporting the Niger Delta in its endeavours to achieve socio-economic development.
He appealed to all communities in the region to strive for peace through dialogue in resolving all conflicts not only among them, but also with business entities and the authorities.
Meanwhile the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Dr. Maikanti Baru, says the corporation had stocked over two billion litres of petrol to ensure a hitch-free end-of-year movement for motorists.
He said provision of adequate petroleum products would not only ease transportation but make the roads safer for motorists during the yuletide.
He added that other consumers would have no need to hoard highly inflammable products in jerry cans, which might pose safety challenge to them.