The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, May 5 passed a bill seeking to establish the Nigeria Steel University, Ajaokuta, Kogi State, the Agricultural Research Council Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021; and the Federal Medical Centre Mubi, Adamawa State (Establishment) Bill, 2021.
The three bills were passed following the consideration of three separate reports by the Committees on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND; and Agriculture and Rural Development.
The report of the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND was presented to the house by senator Sam Egwu (PDP, Ebonyi North). According to Egwu, the university when established would provide the required manpower needs of Nigerians in the areas of metallurgical and technological advancement.
He added that the institution would provide specialized services in engineering and training in every aspect of education and fields of applied learning.
In his remarks, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said the growth and stability of the Nigerian economy would be largely impacted by the revival of the steel industry as the university would provide the required manpower for the industry to thrive successfully.