Monarchs, community leaders, and stakeholders from the Okeogun region of Oyo State graced the public hearing for the creation of the Federal University of Agriculture and Technology, Okeogun.
Apart from monarchs who came in large numbers, chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Prof. Adeolu Akande; three-term resident electoral commissioner and senior advocate, Ahmed Raji as well as leaders of indigenous associations and the All Progressives Congress, APC, were represented.
Funloaded had last week reported that the bill for the creation of the institution had reached the public hearing stage.
The bill for the creation of the institution was sponsored by Senator Fatai Buhari of the Oyo North senatorial district.
At the hearing, the leadership of the Okeogun Development Forum, ODCF charged the National Assembly to pass the bill because they have given their full support for the creation of the institution.
Dr. Segun Ajuwon, an indigene of Okeogun, in his own submission noted that having the University of Agriculture and Technology in Okeogun would serve as a basis for the achievement of agricultural productivity in the country.
In his reaction, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education said: “For any bill to proceed to the public hearing stage, it is as good as the deed has been done.”
Speaking on the bill, the committee assured the people of the region that it will support the bill and ensure that it is passed into law.