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Buhari approves Federal Polytechnic Orogun, Delta State

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved establishment of the Federal Polytechnic Orogun, Delta State. His approval was conveyed to Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege in a letter dated February 23, 2021, marked: DHE/POLY/39/C.1/I/84 and signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny S. T. Echono, on behalf of the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.

A statement issued by Special Adviser to Omo-Agege on Legislative and Plenary Matters, Efe Duku, disclosed that the polytechnic will commence academic activities in October 2022.

It noted that the approval of funding and commencement of the Polytechnic showed the President’s statesmanship, patriotic attention to strategic human capital development and love for the people.

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“On behalf of our traditional, religious, political, women, youth leaders and all our people, the Obarisi of Urhoboland is profoundly grateful to the President for the realisation of the establishment of the institution,” the statement reads.

It noted that Omo-Agege had always envisioned the possibility of public tertiary academic institutions with core ‘Silicon Valley’ character in Nigeria known for world-class research capabilities and first-class achievements in the sciences, especially computer science and others.

He said it was the major motivation for Omo-Agege’s introduction of the Bill to establish the Federal Polytechnic Orogun in 2017 in the Eighth Senate, but the political environment then did not allow the bill to progress and was re-introduced in 2019 in this Ninth Senate, which was passed by the National Assembly.

“Our people are grateful to the senators and members of the House of Representatives for the passage of the Federal Polytechnic Orogun Bill,” the statement added.

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