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Tuesday 6 November 2018

Senate Passes Bills Establishing Federal Polytechnics In Aba And Silame

NASS Abuja
The commercial city of Aba in Abia state, and Silame in Sokoto State, are the two Nigerian towns that will host new Federal Polytecnics in Nigeria as approved by the Senate on Tuesday. The Senate on Tuesday in Abuja, passed two bills establishing Federal polytechnics in Aba, Abia and Silame, Sokoto State.
This followed consideration of reports of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND at plenary.
Presenting the reports, the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Jibrin Barau, said the bills scaled second reading on different dates and were referred to the committee for further legislative action.
According to him, public hearings were held on the bills and the committee drafted its report based on the positive outcome of the public hearings.
“The committee and participants agreed with the intention of the bills to establish the polytechnics to facilitate technical education to accommodate those who are unable to gain admission into higher institutions,“ he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Bill for an Act to Establish the Federal Polytechnic Aba, Abia, sponsored by Senator Theordore Orji was read for the second time on February 28.
The bill seeking the Establishment of the Federal Polytechnic Silame, Sokoto State, sponsored by Senator
Aliyu Wamakko, scaled second reading on Nov. 1, 2017.
In his remarks, the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, put the bills to a voice vote and they were unanimously adopted by the lawmakers.
He congratulated the sponsors of the bills for their initiatives.

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