-Blank NEWS Online (NIGERIA) –By Albert OGRAKA:
ONE of the newly proposed universities in Delta State has been named after the former Premier of defunct Midwestern region, Chief Dennis Osadebay.
This is coming on the heels of the passage of three Bills for the upgrade of three higher institutions in the state to the status of universities by the Delta State House of Assembly.
The Bills were passed into law after having been read on the floor of the House a third time at plenary on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
The names of two of the institutions were however changed during the Committee of the whole by members in line with law making processes of the legislature.
The Delta State University of Education, Agbor, was changed to University of Delta, Agbor, while the Delta State University of Science and Agriculture, Anwai, is now known as Dennis Osadebay University, Anwai-Asaba.
The earlier proposed bills include, the Delta State University of Education, Agbor, Establishment Bill, the Delta State University of Science and Technology, Ozoro Establishment Bill and the Delta State University of Science and Agriculture, Anwai, Establishment Bill.
The separate motions for the third reading of the three bills were moved by the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon Oboro Preyor and adopted at plenary presided over by the Speaker, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori.
The Chairman of the House Committee on Education, Hon Charles Emetulu, explained that some amendments were proposed for the consideration of the House.
He said the Committee had presented its reports on the three bills, where it said rigorous legislative scrutiny were carried out by members on the bills.
The Speaker, Rt Hon Oborevwori expressed happiness over the passage of bills, saying that it would further grow the educational sub sector in the state.
He therefore commended the naming of one of the universities after the former Premier of defunct Midwestern region, Chief Dennis Osadebay.