The Senate President, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan has assured Nigerians that the Ninth National Assembly will work for Nigerians and will not be distracted in making Nigeria a better place. He made this known on Monday while received in audience, a delegation of leaders and traditional rulers from Oke-Ogun in Oyo State who came to pay a courtesy call on him.
The delegation, led by Dr Segun Ajuwon and facilitated by Senator Abdulfatai Buhari, was in Abuja to attend a public hearing on a bill for the establishment of a Federal University of Technology in Oke-Ogun. According to the Senate President, “We here in the National Assembly, especially this Assembly, have promised Nigeria that this Ninth National Assembly will work for Nigerians and that is our direction. That is our trajectory. We are not looking sideways or back and forth. We know what we are going for to make Nigeria better and in doing that, we will not allow ourselves to be distracted.
“We believe that every part of this country must have a tertiary educational institution and it is only fair that Oke-Ogun zone has one. “We believe that opportunities for our teaming youth to go to tertiary institutions must be provided. At the moment, we don’t have enough spaces and therefore a Federal University of Technology in Oke-Ogun will be a welcome idea.”
He assured the delegates that President Muhammed Buhari believes in fairness and justice. “We will do our part and I want to assure you without sounding like the spokesperson for the president, the President will also play his role positively by the Grace of God”. In his earlier remarks, the spokesperson of the delegation pleaded with the Senate President to help them see to it that this bill is passed and not only for the bill to be signed into law but that the implementation is also done.
He said that out of about 30 Federal institutions in Oyo State, none was cited in Oke-Ogun zone which has about 60 percent of the landmass and 10 out of the 33 Local Governments in the state.