A bill seeking to establish  University of Ilesa, Osun State, has scaled through its second reading.

The motion was moved by the Majority leader,Mr Maruf Olanrewaju and seconded by the Chairman House committee on Educatuon, Mr Babatunde Ibirogba during plenary.

In separate remarks on the importance of the Bill, Members representating Ilesa – West -Mr. Wale Adedoyin, Egbedore – Mr Babatunde Ibirogba, Olorunda – Mr Kunle Akande, Ejigbo – Mr Adekunle Oyekunle and Obokun – Mr Adewumi Adeyemi noted that the Bill would provide framework that will regulate the powers and duties of the University Authority.

They described Ilesa college of Education as one of the oldest Institutions in the State and called for accelerated passage of the Bill which would go a long way in providing more jobs for the unemployed, boost the Internally Generated Revenue, IGR of the State amongst other importance.

The Sponsor of the Bill and the Speaker of the House, Mr Timothy Owoeye said the upgrading of Ilesa College of Education to University of Ilesa status would not add additional burden to the State Government rather it would foster Economic Development of the State.

The Speaker commended the members for their efforts towards making the Bill acceptable beyond Political Affiliations.

The house later dissolved into committees for further consideration of the Bill.




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