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Senate Dismisses Bill Proposing The Setting Up Of New University In Nigeria


The Senate on Thursday dismissed a bill proposing the foundation of Maritime University of Nigeria, Lokoja.

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Akahi News reports that the bill which was recorded for second perusing at whole, was supported by Senator Isaac Alfa (PDP, Kogi).


Our reporter at the National Assembly Complex reports that the bill was dismissed by officials through voice vote.

While making their commitments, the administrators had informed the support concerning the bill to pull back it following a few reasons including the requirement for more work to be finished.

Alfa be that as it may, wouldn’t pull back the bill, saying he had completed a great deal of work on it.

He rather asked the administrators not to append land area and different assumptions to the bill.

On his part, Senator Barau Jibrin (Kano North) noticed that there was another government college in Lokoja, while recommending that the proposed oceanic college ought to be sited in another riverine network of a similar state.

Including his voice, Senator Olusola Adeyeye (APC, Osun), said there was no requirement for the college, including that colleges the nation over were inadequately subsidized.

“You make colleges and get under subsidizing. I will keep on contradicting each new college until old ones are financed.

“Give the colleges access the sea regions make sea resources. We ought not leave on 419 for our youngsters until old ones are subsidized,” Adeyeye said.

Representative Biodun Olujimi (PDP, Ekiti), in this way, approached the supporter of the bill to pull back and accomplish more work on it.

Leader of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, from that point, put the bill to a voice vote and the nays had it.

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