The National Association of Nigerian Students in Ogun State have applauded the Senator representing Lagos West, Solomon Olamilekan (Yayi) over the upgrading of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, to the university status.
The Senate had last week approved the upgrade of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State to a university of technology.
The development followed the third reading of a bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of Federal University of Technology, Ilaro and other Matters Connected therewith.
The bill was sponsored by Senator Yayi.
In a statement in Abeokuta, the NANS State Chairman, Damilola Simeon applauded Yayi’s doggedness in ensuring the passage of the Bill.
They also called on the President to grant speedy assent for immediate implementation.
The statement reads “At a time when the continous disregard of the Academic sector from the Federal government is reaching its climax, it’s indeed heartwarming to see substantive, deliberate and intentional action being taken to ameliorate the rot in the sector and the same time catapult the educational system to a new high.
“As the leadership of The National Association of Nigerian Students in Ogun State, we’re ecstatic to hear of the passage of a bill that seeks for the upgrade of The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro to a University by the Nigerian Senate House.
“The bill sponsored by Senator Adeola Olamilekan YAYI, will instantly empower the institution to award degrees to students, further increase the institution’s research strength and add to the school’s pedagogical impacts.
“We recognize the tenacity of Senator Olamilekan Adeola for not backing off after the initial rejection of the bill at the 8th Senate, but rather He reintroduced it at the 9th Senate where it met with success.
“This singular act of doggedness have established Senator Olamilekan Adeola as a formidable friend of the Students constituency.
“The timeliness and relevance of this bill cannot be overemphasized and such we urge President Muhammad Buhari to as a matter of urgency assent to this bid and avoid any unnecessary bureaucracy that may serve as impediments.
“The leadership of NANS Ogun JCC under the charismatic captainship of Comrade Damilola Simeon Kehinde [DA OSMOS] remains undeterred in spotlighting, repelling and combating of inordinate actions that may negatively affect the Nigerians while relentlessly celebrating meritorious acts towards the constituency.”