Stakeholders endorse Bill on Fed Poly, Mpu, Enugu

By Tony Edike on 19/07/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 783


Stakeholders in the nation’s education sector have unanimously endorsed the establishment of a federal polytechnic in Mpu, Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State.

The endorsement came at the public hearing on “The Federal Polytechnic Mpu (Establishment) Bill 2018” organised by the Senate in Abuja.

In his presentation, Member representing Aninri/Awgu/Oji River Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. Toby Okechukwu, commended the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, for sponsoring the bill, noting that the institution would help the people of the area to actualise their potentials.

He said: “The condition for the creation of a federal constituency is at least 250,000 to 300,000. But the people I represent are twice that number.

“Basically, we have about 500,000 people in my Federal Constituency, but there is no federal institution, not even a federal secondary school that is in any part of this constituency. Here, we have a set of young people that are growing up. The demography of our constituency is that you have about 60-70 per cent that are young people.

“The difference between a man who is unable to understand his capacity and be in the Senate or be in Aso Rock; the difference between him and the person who is in the rural community is education.

“So, we gave the Deputy President of the Senate the responsibility to sponsor this bill. This bill had gone through the mill in the 7thNational Assembly, but was not signed into law. So, we asked him to bring it up again.

“It is also for that basic reason that we have our traditional rulers, our young people, members of the local government and representatives of the Enugu West Peoples Assembly here.

“Our people are hurting because of the absence of a federal institution and particularly, a higher institution of learning that can assist them in achieving their potentials.

“It is very challenging for every Aninri, Oji River, Awgu, Ezeagu, Udi person and people from Enugu State and the South East and other jurisdictions to just move to institutions that are far off for schooling.

“So, we want the National Assembly to help us by giving us an opportunity to fulfill our God-given potentials. We know that education is the only thing that can make a difference.”

Speaking on behalf of the people of Aninri, the proposed hosts of the polytechnic, Mr. Okezie Nwanjoku, implored the Federal Government to make the their dream of hosting a federal tertiary educational institution to come true, pledging the cooperation and support of the host communities.

Likewise, other key stakeholders such as the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede and the National Universities Service Commission, described the bill as a welcome development.

Speaking, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, Senator Barau Jibrin, pledged National Assembly’s support towards the actualisation of Federal Polytechnic, Mpu.

“Having listened to stakeholders, the Committee is really convinced by the submissions in support of the establishment of this polytechnic. We will give the most favorable report on the establishment of this polytechnic to the entire Senate for its approval and I am sure the Senate will approve it”, he added.

Posted 19/07/2018 06:38:30 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Police officers protest in Borno over salary arrears,...

Insecurity worse under Buhari than Jonathan –Sheikh Gumi...

Herdsmen: Foreigners are not involved in Nigeria’s killings...

Anambra Central: Tribunal declares Senator Umeh duly elected...

IGP orders immediate removal of Kogi State Commissioner...

Police arrest man who infected more than 200...

2019: Obasanjo is heaping curses on himself for...

15 die in fresh gunmen attack in Zamfara,...

2019: Appeal Court restores National Assembly powers on...

Four cops dismissed for extorting N7m from cleric...

FG bans import, production of codeine cough syrup...

‎FG withholds Paris Club refund to starve Ekiti,...

 

Latest News Oshiohmole dismisses reports on APC Governors’ gang-up against him Supreme Court annuls all APC Congresses in Rivers Gunmen in military uniform kill scores in Narayi, Kaduna Fayose arraigned, remanded in EFCC custody till Wed 2019: Fresh Crisis hits Atiku in South-East over failed Promises Why they want me out, by Oshiomhole, APC Chairman APC Primaries In Enugu A Charade – Osita Okechukwu, VON DG 2019: Buhari, Atiku dangle records, SGF at Southwest Those who feel they have another country free to go —Buhari Military plans another Python Dance in South-East Buhari warns against pipeline vandalism, commiserates with Abia explosion victims My VP role won’t conflict with Gov. Obiano, says Obi

 

Most Read NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for MSMEs (6,896 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (5,378 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (5,163 views) IPOB: ‘We need urgent clarifications on Nnamdi Kanu’s status, whereabouts’, UK Govt tells FG (4,643 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (4,538 views) Ex-governor Adebayo, Keyamo, Arise, others get board appointments (3,782 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (3,522 views) Nigeria ripe for Restructuring Now – Nwodo in Chatham House (3,509 views) Anambra: INEC releases 37 candidates for Nov poll (3,468 views) Buhari has disappointed Nigerians – Arewa Youth Forum (3,454 views) Quit notice: Kaduna Govt obtains bench warrant against Northern youths (3,451 views) Prince Arthur Eze canvasses support for Buhari, Ugwuanyi (3,415 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (527) EDITORIAL (6) POLITICS (370) SOCIETY (104) SPORTS (12) BUSINESS (216) HEALTH (16) EDUCATION (15) INTERNATIONAL (30) ENTERTAINMENT (7) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (8)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands