Gov. Bello signs into law new Kogi State University, Kabba.
IDRIS AHMED, LOKOJA.
Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has signed into law the establishment of a new Kogi State University Kabba with the promise to matriculate the first set of students before the expiration of his tenure , January 2024.
Gov. Bello made the disclosure while signing into law establishing the University at the Government House, Lokoja.
Gov. Bello, while signing the law, disclosed that with the available master plan for the take off of the University, his administration will on Monday submit the document to the National Universities Commission, for approval and recognition.
He however directed that the College of Education Technical Kabba be relocated to Yagba Federal Constituency.
The Governor who congratulated the benefiting communities, described the feat to establish the University in Kabba as a generational ambition for Okunland and Kogi West in general.
Bello expressed happiness that the University is happening in his own time after several efforts by past leaders from Okun Land, pointing out that the siting of the University in Kabba, is in compliance with his principle of fairness, equity and justice.
With the Kogi State University Kabba now in place, Gov. Bello expressed optimism and confidence that children from the State seeking admission will not suffer admission challenges again.
The Governor stated that his administration since assumption of office does not take issues of education lightly, though he inherited some months old strike at the Prince Abubakar Audu University Ayingba, said since he solved the matter which was promptly solved.
He explained that seven years down the line, the institution and other tertiary institutions In the state have not witnessed any strike since then.
While maintaining that no society will develop without peace and security, assured the people of getting rid of crimes and criminalities hybernating within the State.
Gov. Bello promised to route out all forms of criminals and criminalities from their hideouts, maintained the State is no longer safe for kidnappers, their sponsors and sympathizers as well as for those aiding or abetting any form of crime and criminality.