Proposed University of Ilesa will foster economic development – OSHA Speaker

The University of Ilesa, Osun State, Establishment Bill 2022 has scaled through it second reading. 

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

In separate remarks on the importance of the Bill, Members representing 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 a 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, and 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 will not add an additional burden to the State Government but would rather foster the Economic Development of the State. 

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

The house later referred the Bill to the committee of the whole for further consideration.

Mojisola Oladele

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