Bill To Establish ‘Para-Military Academy’ In Ogun Passes Second Reading
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The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed into second reading, a bill seeking to establish the Nigerian Para-Military Academy Ijebu-Igbo in Ogun State South-West Nigeria.
The Bill, titled ‘A Bill for an Act to Establish the Nigerian Para-Military Academy Ijebu-Igbo with Power to Award Its Own Degrees.
The bill is to provide skills and adequate training for cadets in all categories of para-military services.
In Accordance with Academic Standards Prescribed By the National Universities Commission And For Related Matters Connected Therewith.’
Leading debate on the bill, sponsor, Adekoya Adesegun Abdel-Majid said the proposed institution is one with the capacity to achieve many objectives nationally, regionally and indeed internationally.
The Ogun State born lawmaker and Deputy Minority Whip of the House is a member of the opposition Peoples’Democratic Party, (PDP).
Objectives of the proposed tertiary educational institution he said is to provide necessary leadership training opportunities for officers cadet in the para-military services to help in their capabilities and skills as leaders.
The proposed academy he said, would develop in each officer cadet, the physical attributes and skills necessary to meet the requirements of a commissioned officer.