Osun Reps Member Sponsors Bill For Creation Of Federal College Of Education In Ekiti State

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A Lawmaker, Hon Oluwole Oke from Osun state has sponsored a Bill for the creation of Federal College of Education, Okemesi Ekiti, Ekiti West Local Government Area of Ekiti State

The bill has passed the first reading in the House of Representatives. The Bill was read in the House of Representatives for the first time on Thursday, 28 May 2020.

Hon Oluwole Oke is a Lawmaker representing Obokun/Oriade federal constituency of the state of Osun under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

It is for “an Act to amend the Federal Colleges of Education Act Cap. F8, LFN, 2004 by establishing the Federal College of Education, Oke Imesi Ekiti, Ekiti State and for other related matters.” The bill is to be cited as Federal College of Education, Oke Imesi Ekiti Bill, 2020. It was submitted to the Clerk of the House on May 27, 2020, and has been slated for a second reading after which it will be sent to the House Committee on Education.

Why giving reasons for sponsoring the bill, Esa Oke from Osun State, who is also the Chairman of the House Committee on Public Procurement, said “Okemesi Ekiti shares boundary with Okemesi Obokun and Oriade Local Governments in Osun State, which is my constituency and a Federal College of Education in the town will be of immense benefit to my people. “Most importantly, my grandmother is from Okemesi Ekiti, and since Osun State is a beneficiary of the six new Colleges of Education to be established by the Federal Government, it behoves on me to sponsor the bill to have a new one in my maternal town of Okemesi Ekiti.

Hon Oluwole said Ekiti is the only state in the South West without Federal College and called on his colleagues from the fountain of knowledge state to rally behind the bill and give total support.

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