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Senate passes bill to establish Federal University of Technology Auchi

The bill was re-committed after it was initially passed and transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.

• April 12, 2022
Nigerian Senate
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The Senate has passed a bill to establish the Federal University of Technology, Auchi in Edo state. 

Passage followed the bills’ re-committal to the Committee of the Whole on Tuesday at plenary, following the motion sponsored by Yahaya Abdullahi (APC- Kebbi).

Presenting the bill, Mr Abdullahi said the Federal University of Technology, Auchi, Edo (Establishment) Bill was first passed and then transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.

“Some fundamental issues which required fresh legislative action by both Chambers of the National Assembly emerged after critical analysis of the Bill by Mr President C-in-C,” he said.

Against the backdrop of the issues identified, the lawmaker said a Technical Committee of the Senate and House of Representatives and Directorate of Legal Services, met and worked on the Bill.

The Senate while relying on order 1(b) and order 52(6) of its Standing Order, 2022, as amended, rescinded its decision on the bill and re-committed same to the Committee of the Whole for re-consideration and passage.


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