Why Ekiti needs technology varsity, environmental sciences – Bamidele

The Senate Leader, Opeyemi Bamidele, has stated why a Federal University of Technology and Environmental Sciences should be sited in his Iyin-Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area of Ekiti state.

Bamidele, who is the senator representing the people of Ekiti Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly stated this weekend in an interview with newsmen shortly after the celebration of Iyin-Ekiti Day 2023, held at Iyin-Ekiti.

He said: “Well, it is the desire of the people of Iyin-Ekiti to have a federal university established in this town. And this is a desire that is currently receiving utmost legislative attention. The legislative attention will be completed very soon because the bill has passed second reading in the Senate and it is going to pass the third reading. It would be moved to the House of Representatives for its concurrence at the second chamber.

“So, within the next few weeks, we would have concluded this and by the grace of God, Mr. President is waiting to give his assent. This bill when it is finally passed can make us be on our way to hosting a Federal University of Technology and Environmental Sciences in Iyin-Ekiti.

“Again, it is all about community development, it is all about helping to provide access to many of our youth and children who are desirous of getting university education and who on yearly basis don’t have enough academic institutions to take care of them. We are on course in this regard.”

Speaking on the celebration of his town, Iyin-Ekiti Day 2023, Senator Bamidele urged his people to continue to live in peace, love and harmony.

He said: “Today has spoken out so loudly again that the only way you can enhance development in a community is to have peace and unity.

“This town comprises four different quarters. We are glad today because we are talking about Iyin-Ekiti, not just a quarter of the town. The event was a celebration of our unity and strengthening our union as a community. We are back hitting the ground running.”