The Nigerian Senate on Thursday, May 23 read the Federal University, Uga bill for the third time and passed it into law.
The Senate considered and approved the report of the Senate committee on tertiary institutions and TETFUND, on the much desired bill, which was sponsored by Senator Emmanuel Andy Uba representing Anambra south senatorial district.
There are hopes that the senator would expedite action, to surmount the remaining bureaucratic hurdles on the bill, in order to secure presidential assent.
The Senate Committee, chaired by Senator Jubrin Barau, recommended among other things, that the bill be passed and the university established.
He said that the bill was laudable as the creation of the university would help create more access to Tertiary education in the state and in Nigeria, as a whole.
Senator Uba had earlier stated that the establishment of the university will give his constituents and people of the southeast generally, access to quality tertiary education.
Senator Uba made the disclosure on Tuesday, January 15, during the public hearing on the bill.
The respected lawmaker noted that the establishment of the university will further advance Nigeria's body of knowledge through research by nurturing unique innovations, entrepreneurship, vocational training and wealth management as its core areas of interest.
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