FROM THE SENATE:
Public Hearing; The Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND.
The Chairman Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND Distinguished Senator Ahmad Babba Kaita today presided over a Public Hearing on the Esablishment of three (3) New Federal Universities In the country namely;
1. Federel University of Environmental Technology Saakpenwa Ogoni, Revers State( Establishment Bill- 2020_SB 200) Sponsored by Senator Barinada Mpigi( Phd).
2. Federal University of Agriculture and Technology Oke- Ogun Oyo State ( Establishment Bill-2020, SB 159) Sponsored by Senator Buhari Abdulfatai (Phd).
3. Federal University Birning Kebbi, Kebbi State ( Establishment Bill 2020, SB 165) Sponsored by Senator Adamu Aleiro.
1 Distinguished Senator Ahmed Lawan- President of the Senate- Represented by Senator Philip Aduda.
2 Distinguished Senator Ahmad Babba Kaita, Katsina North, Chairman Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND.
3 Sunday Onor- Vice Chairman Senate Committe on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND.
4 Sentor Muammad Adamu Aleiro.
5. Senator Buhari Abdulfatai
6. Senator Barinda Mpigi (Phd)
7. Senator Sam Ogwu
8. Senator Akinyelure Patrick
9. Senator Abaribe E. Harcourt.
10. Senator Emmanuel Bwacha.
Among many others.
While declaring the session open, the President of the Senate, Distinguished Senator Ahmed Lawan represented by Senator Philip Aduda representing the Federal Capital Territory, noted that Bills of such magnitude requires speedy legislative consideration taking into consideration their strategic Prominence in providing access to education for all.
According to the President of the Senate, “the night senate under his stewardship will do everything possible to seeing the passage of the Bills into Law”.
In his address, Distinguished Senator Ahmad Babba Kaita who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, observed that the enactment of such Bills would go a along way in providing ease for admission seekers, more access to education and as well open up opportunities for more Jobs.
In his speech, Senator Adamu Aleiro, who initiated and sponsor the Bill for the Establishment of Federal University Birning Kebbi Opined that, all the institution needed is a Legislative framework to give it a Legal backing since the institution was established way back in 2014 by former President Jonathan.
While explaining the principal Motives behind the Bill for the establishment of Federal University of Agriculture and Technology Oke-Ogun, Oyo State, Distinguished Senator Buhari Abdulfatai representing Oyo North, said, building more universities to accommodate more students is worthy investment that every concern Nigerian should play his/her role to acualising it.
On his Part, Distinguished Senator Berinada Mpigi representing Rivers South and sponsor of the Bill for the Estabishment of Federal University of Environmental Technology Saakpenwa Ogoni Rivers State explained that, investment in education was crucial to the development of any nation, hence the need to give the Bill a speedy Consideration.
Mallam Abdulkadir Lawal
Media Adviser to Distinguished Senator Ahmad Babba Kaita, Katsina North.
20th July, 2020.