By Oduyemi Odumade
In a significant development in the Nigerian legislative landscape, a pivotal bill for an Act to amend the Federal Polytechnics’ Act, Cap F17, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2010, to establish the Federal Institute of Technology and Entrepreneurship in Bungudu, Zamfara State, has successfully passed its second reading.
The bill, sponsored by the member Representing, Bungudu/Maru Federal Constituency, Zamfara State Abdulmaliki Zubairu Bungudu, aims to revolutionize education in sciences, skills, arts, and technical knowledge within the region.
During the presentation of the bill for the second reading, Zubairu Bungudu explained that the primary focus of the bill is to amend the existing Act to bolster technological education and implementation, particularly in the crucial field of agriculture.
“This specialized education is deemed essential for the region, given the significant challenges posed by banditry, which has adversely affected the agricultural sector in Zamfara State and its neighbouring regions”.
“Notably, the proposed amendment includes the insertion of a paragraph denoted as “Q,” which will reorient the institute to be technologically driven, catering for the specific needs of the region.
The bill’s passage signifies a critical step towards addressing the pressing educational and skills development needs of the community.
Following robust deliberations and bipartisan support, the bill received approval for its second reading and has now been referred to the House Committee on Polytechnics and Higher Education.
This committee will further scrutinize the bill’s provisions and implications, ensuring that it aligns with the broader goals of enhancing education and technological advancement in the region.
Edited By Grace Namiji
Written by: Bukky Alabi