The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill seeking to upgrade the Yaba College of Technology to a Federal University of Technology, and also the establishment of
Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State.
The approval for the establishment of both universities followed the consideration of two separate reports by the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND.
Presenting the report on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Nora Daduut, said the knowledge and skills acquired from the institution would contribute to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and increase Nigeria’s revenue earning.
“The upgrade of Yaba College of Technology to a full-fledged Federal University of Technology, would boost the acquisition of scientific and technological knowledge in the country.
The establishment of the Federal University, Birnin-Kebbi, would provide the required manpower need of Nigeria in the area of Geosciences and Technology.
General Agricultural practices will serve as a boost for the exploration of solid minerals, scientific and social knowledge in the promotion of cutting-edge research in Nigeria and beyond.”