The Bill for the establishment of Federal University of Agriculture Ugbawka, in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State has been passed by the House of Representatives.
The Bill which was being sponsored by Honourable Nnolim Nnaji, the member representing Nkanu East/West Federal Constituency of Enugu State was passed by the House on Thursday after clause by clause considerations at the plenary.
Honourable Nnaji had during the presentation of the Bill earlier stressed that his desire to sponsor the Bill was propelled by the need to promote agricultural trainings, development, production, innovation and researches from institutional perspective.
He equally noted that the establishment of the institution would further enhance capacity and address the agricultural challenges faced by the people of Nkanu East who according to him are predominantly agrarian.
Rep Nnaji also stated that the Bill was sequel to the present administration’s desire to diversify the nation’s economy through investments in agriculture and agro allied industry.
The House after first and second readings of the Bill referred it to the Committee on Agricultural Colleges and Institutions which organised a public robust hearing on the Bill earlier this year.
The public hearing which attracted various interest groups from agro based gancies and institutions across the country produced far reaching conclusions that resulted in the production and adoption of clauses that were unanimously passed by the House Thursday.
The Bill will subsequently be transmitted to the Senate for concurrence consideration and passage.