The Senate has technically endorsed the establishment of Federal Polytechnic Adikpo, Benue State, Federal Polytechnic Item, Abia State and the Federal College of Education, Omuo Ekiti, Ekiti State.
The endorsement followed the consideration of the Bills which proposed the establishment of the institutions at a widely attended public hearing held by the upper chamber in Abuja.
Senators Barnabas Gemade sponsored the Bill for the establishment Federal Polytechnic, Adikpo and Senator Mao Ohuabunwa proposed the establishment of Federal Polytechnic Item, while, Senator Biodun Olujimi sponsored the establishment of Federal Collage of Education, Omuo Ekiti.
Senate Chief Whip, Senator Olusola Adeyeye who represented Senate President at the public hearing underscored the importance of education in the country.
He also stressed the need to spread the establishment of educational institutions in parts of the country for the benefit of education hungry Nigerians,
Adeyeye assured that the Senate will continue to support the establishment of vital higher institutions in the country.
He said: “there is no doubt polytechnics have continued to play vital role in the provision of middle level manpower and young professionals who help in no small measure in the development of the country.”
Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFund, Senator Jibrin Barau noted that the public hearing became necessary in order to enable Nigerians make input before the Bills are passed.
At the end of the public hearing nobody spoke against the establishment of the three institutions in the three states.
Barau promised to submit the report of his committee to the Senate in plenary as soon as possible.