Senate Passes Bill to Establish Agric Institutes in Kaduna, Enugu

Senate Passes Bill to Establish Agric Institutes in Kaduna, Enugu

The upper chamber of the National House of Assembly has passed a bill seeking to establish a Federal College of Crop Science and Technology, in Lere, Kaduna State, and a Federal University of Agriculture, Mpu, Enugu State.

This comes after the consideration of two separate reports by the Committees on Agriculture and Rural Development, and Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND.

The reports were presented by Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, and Senator Tolulope Odebiyi, on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, Senator Ahmad Babba-Kaita.

In his presentation, Senator Adamu, said the establishment of the Federal College of Crop Sciences and Food Technology, Lere, would provide full-time and part-time courses in Crop Science and Food Technology, Applied Science, Commerce and Management.

Furthermore, he said the institution would also provide training to address the needs of Nigeria in the area of agricultural production, industrial distribution and research in the development and adaptation of technologies.

In a related development, the Senate on Wednesday passed four bills sponsored by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi (Kebbi North), for concurrence from the House of Representatives.

The bills include the National Biotechnology Development Agency (Establishment) Bill, 2022; and the School of Mines and Geological Studies, Akoko Edo Local Government (Establishment) Bill, 2022.

Others are the Federal Medical Centre Igboho, Oyo State (Establishment) Bill, 2022; and Federal College of Education Keana, Nasarawa State (Establishment) Bill, 2022.

The four bills for concurrence were passed after a clause-by-clause consideration by the Committee of the Whole.

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