Posted by Garba Muhammad | 10 April 2019 | 1,244 times
The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday approved the establishment of Federal University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi State.
The Bill SB 686, 2019 is sponsored by Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah, Deputy Senate Leader representing Kebbi South.
It passed third reading, on the floor of the Senate following the report of the committee on Tertiary Institution and TETFUND.
Chairman of the committee Sen Barau I. Jibrin (Kano) presented the report containing recommendations for the establishment of the university and was seconded by Sen Bassey Akpan.
The bill was adopted and approved by the Senate presided over by the Senate President Bukola Saraki.
In his remarks on the floor of the Senate, sponsor of the bill, Sen Na’Allah said: “The potentials that Zamfara, Zuru, and part of Niger represent as far as this university is concern, in view of the fact that there are indications that there will be foreign investment that will even assist the university. I think Nigerians should be happy with this.”
He thanked the Senate President, the Majority Leader and his colleagues for their support
The bill had undergone first and second reading and public hearing in 2018.
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