Bill to establish Federal University Gasua, 11 other schools passes first reading


A bill to establish the Federal University Gasua was on Thursday read for the first time at the plenary session of the House of Representatives in Abuja.

It had earlier been passed by the Nigerian Senate. Tagged the Federal University, Gashua (Establishment) Bill, 2020 (HB. 641), the First Reading of the bill comes barely two months after the senate passed it to the lower chambers.

In the same light, the Federal Polytechnic, Orogun, Delta State (Establishment) Bill, 2020 (HB.642) from the Senate went through the First Reading before the legislators.

Other bills that passed first reading include the Federal College of Education, Illo, Kebbi State (Establishment) Bill, 2020 (HB. 643), the Federal University of Education, Kontagora (Establishment) Bill, (HB. 644) 2020 and the Federal Polytechnic Daura Act (Amendment) Bill, 2020 (HB. 646).

Also read for the first time at the House of Representatives were the Federal University of Agriculture and Technology, Funtua (Establishment) Bill, 2020 (HB. 645), the Modibbo Adama University, Yola (Establishment) Bill, 2020 (HB.646), the Federal University of Health Science, Otukpo, Bill, 2020 (HB.648).

Whereas, some other bills to establish other institutions originated from house members as sponsors.

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These include the Federal College of Agricultural Technology, Otun, Ekiti Bill, 2020 (HB.649), the Federal College of Education (Technical) Kastina Ala, Bill, 2020 (HB.650) sponsored by Rep. John Dyegh, the Federal College of Education Ifon, Osun State (Establishment) Bill, (HB.651) by Rep. Olubukola Oyewo and the Federal University of Agriculture, Dadin Kowa, Gombe State (Establishment) Bill, (HB. 652) by Rep. Abubakar Yunusa.

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