The Senate have passed bills establishing three universities, which include: Federal University of Science and Technology Lau, Taraba State; Federal University of Agriculture and Technology, Aboh, Delta State; and City University of Technology Auchi, Edo State.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Special Assistant (Press) to the Senate President, Ezrel Tabiowo on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.
According to the statement, the passage of the bills followed the consideration of three separate reports by the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND.
The Chairman of the Committee, Senator Ahmad Babba Kaita, who was represented by Senator Sandy Onuh during the presentation said that the Federal Univeristy of Agriculture and Technology, Aboh, in Delta State, would offer graduates knowledge in research to improve on Agricultural extension and general Agricultural practices.
In another presentation on the report of the Conference Committee on the establishment of City University of Technology, Auchi, Onuh said the Senate and House of Representatives met and deliberated on the two versions of the bill.
According to him, it was resolved that the harmonised version be adopted by each of the two chambers of the National Assembly for approval.