The Ekiti State House of Assembly has passed the bill for the establishment of the University of Education, Science and Technology, Ikere Ekiti.
This follows the submission of the report of the House committee on Education, Science and Technology on a bill for the law to provide for the establishment, incorporation and constitution, powers and functions of the University of Education, Science and Technology Ikere Ekiti.
Our house house of Assembly senior correspondent, Martins Olowoyo reports that the house committed the bill to the committee of the whole house where some suggestions and debate were made by members following the submission of the report.
After the deliberations the House unanimously passed the bill.
With the passage of the bill, the existing students of the College of Education lkere Ekiti after the effective date of the Law shall complete their course of study as stipulated.
Under Matter of urgent public importance, the lawmaker representing Moba constituency one, Mr Adeyemi Ajibade called the attention of the house to the lack of mobile telecommunications network in Osun Ekiti in Moba local government area of the state.
He said it was appalling that a community which could be proud of over thirty thousand people, three secondary and seven primary schools with one newly approved polytechnic, lacks telecommunication networks.
The speaker in his reaction, stressed the importance of telecommunication to the development of a country, promised that the House would take appropriate steps to address the situation.
Similarly, House member representing Ikole constituency one, chief Gboyega Aribisogan, leader of government business in the house, under matter of urgent public importance stressed the need for the house to come up with a bill that would preserved the Yoruba Language.
He lamented the erosion of the Yoruba Language by English and pidgin languages, saying something urgent must be done to save the values, customs and morals of the Yoruba race.
The speaker who aligned himself with the position of the Ikole constituency one lawmaker explained that the important of Yoruba Language cannot be overemphasise.
According to him this necessitated why the houses of Assembly in the southwest states earmarked a day for Yoruba in the conduct of the business of the house.