The Senate on Tuesday passed two bills seeking to establish two federal universities in Ekiti and Nasarawa states.
The bills are Federal University of Health and Medical Sciences Iyin, Ekiti State (Establishment), and Federal University Lafia Teaching Hospital (Establishment).
Both bills were sponsored by Senators Opeyemi Bamidele (APC, Ekiti Central), and Tanko Al-Makura (APC, Nasarawa South).
“The passage of both bills followed the presentation and consideration of two separate reports by the Committee on Health (Secondary and Tertiary).”
In his presentation, the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Yahaya Oloriegbe (APC, Kwara Central), said the bill to establish the Federal University of Lafia Teaching Hospital was “necessitated as a result of the precarious health conditions faced by resident.”
According to him, the bill to establish the Federal University of Health and Medical Sciences Iyin, Ekiti State, seeks to promote and emphasize teaching, research and extension of knowledge in the field of medicine and environmental sciences.