Establishment of KSU Kabba:Response to Okun people’s crave for university – Speaker Yusuf
Says Gov Bello making right over 6 decades wrong.
By Bayo Aka
The people of Okun extraction in Kogi State have craved for a university for over six decades and wished all along to have one but to no avail.
The bill for the establishment of Kogi State University was therefore expeditiously passed into law due to the exigency it required in response to the aged long desire of the Okuns.
These were the submissions of the 8th Kogi State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt Hon Aliyu Umar Yusuf during an interactive session with the press crew in his office.
According to him ,the people of Kabba Province have consistently been the brain box and producer of manpower of Northern Nigeria but could not boast of a university of theirs.
He noted that the Eastern and Central flanks of the state could boast of universities in their immediate domains while the Western flank could not , which accounted for Governor Yahaya Bello’s desire in establishing the Okun University, saying it was to create a balance in the education sector if the state .
Speaker Yusuf noted that massive turnout of stakeholders such as traditional rulers, captains of industries, community leaders, commissioners, politicians at the public hearing where they presented memorandas was an attestation to the fact that the people craved for the establishment of the institution in Okun land.
He added that the bill was expediteously passed into law to respond to the people’s desire and balance the equation in the educational sector in the state , contrary to biased views expressed by opposition parties and pesstmists .
On the bill on kidnapping which was repealed and reenacted, he said it was to stem the daily a rise in crimes especially kidnapping in the society
Yusuf pointed out that there was a great need to address the craze for materialism and wealth through illegal means such as kidnapping by enacting better laws.
It’s therefore imperative that we give theet to our laws so that criminals would not excape through the loopholes and would be criminals would desist, adding that the lawmakers were elected to make laws and give their constituents good representation.