The Senate has passed a bill seeking to establish the City University of Technology, Auchi, Edo State.
The Bill for the Establishment of the University is to upgrade the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi.
According to Senator Francis Alimikhena (APC – Edo North) who sponsored the bill, the move will facilitate more access to quality higher technical education.
The Bill, City University of Technology Auchi (Est, etc) Bill, 2020 (SB.22), was read the third time and passed on Wednesday.
In a related development, the upper chamber passed the bill for the establishment of Nigeria Maritime University, Okerenkoko in Delta State.
The bill was sponsored by Senator James Manager (PDP – Delta South).
The Bill for the establishment of Federal College of Education, Giwa, Kaduna State was also passed. It was sponsored by Senator Uba Sani (APC – Kaduna Central).
The three bills were passed by the lawmakers following a clause-by-clause consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND as presented by the Chairman, Senator Babba Kaita Ahmed (APC – Katsina North).
The Senate, thereafter, adjourned till next week Tuesday, July 21, 2020.