N’ Assembly Ratifies Bill For New Varsity

N’ Assembly Ratifies Bill For New Varsity
  • PublishedMay 6, 2021

Bill seeking the establishment of Nigeria Steel University, Ajaokuta, Kogi State, has been passed by the Senate.

On Wednesday, after adopting the report of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND at plenary, the upper chamber okays the bill.

Sen. Sam Egwu (PDP-Ebonyi) presented the report of the Committee on behalf of the Chairman, Sen. Ahmed Kaita.

“Nigeria Steel University, when established, would provide the required manpower needs of the country in the areas of metallurgical and technological advancement”, he said.

According to him, the institution will provide specialised services in engineering and training in every aspect of education and fields of applied learning.

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, in his remarks, said the future growth of the Nigerian economy would be based on the revival of the steel industry.

“The University would provide the required manpower for the industry to thrive successfully.

“Our way to growth, development and stability is to have our steel industries functioning and this university, if and when established, will definitely provide the necessary and needed manpower for the steel industry in our country,” he stressed further.

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