The Senate Committee Tertiary Institution and TETFUND on Thursday expressed a commitment to upgrade the Yaba College of Technology and Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, to Universities of Technology.
The committee led by Senator Ahmad Babba-Kaita (APC Katsina North) revealed through during a public hearing on the three bills proposing the legislation, adding that the move to upgrade the institution and the Nigeria French Language Village in Ajara Badagry, Lagos State to an Inter-University Centre for French Language Studies is to expand opportunities for the country’s teeming youths to gain technology-based knowledge.
In his presentation on the bills at the Public Hearing, the Sponsor, Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, said: “Permit me to state clearly that these three bills namely: (1) “A Bill for an Act to Provide for the Establishment of the Federal University of Technology, Yaba; and for other Matters Connected therewith” (SB. 85) 2021; (2) “A Bill for an Act to Provide for the Establishment of the Federal University of Technology, Ilaro; to Make Comprehensive Provisions for its due Management and Administration and for Other Matters Connected therewith” (SB. 84) 2021 and (3) “A Bill for an Act to Provide for the Establishment of the Nigerian French Language Village.