Bill to establish Orogun federal poly scales second reading in Senate
The Senate yesterday considered a Bill for an Act to Establish the Federal Polytechnic, Orogun.
The piece of legislation, which scaled second reading, was thereafter referred to the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND for further legislative work.
The Deputy Senate President and sponsor of the bill, Ovie Omo-Agege, said the institution was conceived to become the bastion of technical academic excellence.
He hinted that the polytechnic would engage in strategic research and development activities for national development as well as take leadership roles in promoting the economic growth of the immediate community and the society at large.
Omo-Agege noted that the proposed learning citadel would create more admission opportunities for Nigerian youths.
According to him, the establishment of the polytechnic “will help numerous admission seekers who desire the good life in the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Engineering and Technology to achieve their ambitions.”
He disclosed that a landmass in excess of 100 hectares had been donated in the Delta Senatorial District community for the immediate development of the academic infrastructure.
The deputy senate president submitted that the town, which is home to no fewer than 38 active onshore oil wells, remains a major contributor to Nigeria’s economic strength.
“By establishing the Federal Polytechnic, Orogun, this Senate would be creating an institution that would develop and deliver cutting edge education and training programmes for our professionals,” he stated.
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