a Federal University of Technology, Ogoja sponsored by the Member representing Yala/Ogoja federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Jarigbe Agom has been passed by both chambers of the National assembly. The bill was passed by both Houses of the eight National Assembly an is now set to be forwarded to the President for assent to become an Act. The bill is now set to be forwarded to the President for assent to become an Act. Hon. Agom who moved the motion for the bill during his tenure in the eight assembly, took to his Facebook page to announce the progress of the bill.
He thanked the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila and other members of the eight assembly for their support in seeing to the passage of the bill. Agom who further called on all Cross Riverians and Nigerians alike to come together devoid of party lines to support the bill and ensure the President gives speedy assent to the bill added that it was time for all well meaning people of the state to rise and speak in one voice.
Jarigbe lamented that Ogoja, despite being an old federal provincial headquarters remains the only one in the country without federal presence in terms of infrastructure. The Lawmaker wrote on his facebook page, “Former Majority Leader and now Speaker of the House of Reps moves for the Bill for the Establishment of a Federal University of Technology, Ogoja to be read the third time. This action facilitated the passage of the Bill and Concurrence by the Senate. The Bill is to be forwarded to Mr President for his Assent. We need to all come together from all angles to get it Assented to. I want (to) use this opportunity to thank members of the 8th Assembly who stood by me and my people. Let’s not forget that Ogoja was Headquarters of a Province and has no federal presence, in terms of Infrastructure, apart from minor water projects and School blocks, courtesy (of) our Constituency Projects. It’s time for us to rise and speak in one voice . Your guess is as good as mine on the multiplier effect”. Also in active support of the bill on social media is Michael Udam who from the start has been galvanizing illustrious sons and daughters of Ogoja to work towards the actualization of the dream.