The Oyo State House of Assembly has put plans in place to attract a federal polytechnic to the state. the lawmakers believe that a federal polytechnic is necessary, in order to improve the level of technical education and enhance enormous human development in the state.
Presenting the motion, Hon. Afeez Adegbenga Adeleke, Representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju State Constituency, stated that he discovered that among all states in the South West geo-political zone, it is only Oyo State that has no federal polytechnic. He added that with the status of the state as the political headquarters of the old Western Region and as the state with second highest population figure after Lagos State,the absence of a federal polytechnic in the state amounts to marginalization.Hon. Adelekehighlighted the advantages that will come with the creation of federal polytechnic in the
Hon. Adeleke further pointed out several advantages that will come with the creation of a federal polytechnic in the state, for one, it will create more employment opportunities for the teeming unemployed youths in the state, and it will also serve as an alternative for young secondary school leavers in the state and the country at large with its cheaper tuition fees.
He, therefore called on the House to quickly step up efforts and maximize the current wave of positive change at the federal level ,which has education as one of its cardinal programmes.
The House of Assembly, under the leadership of Rt. Hon. Michael Adesina Adeyemo in a unanimously decided to write a letter to the Federal Ministry of Education to confirm the status of the proposition, i.e if it has already been moved as some legislators claimed, and if not what step should be taken to follow the proposition through.
In another development, the House passed a resolution on the motion moved by Hon. John Olaleru, the Deputy Chief Whip, representing Kajola State Constituency to urgently address the continual crisis between Fulani herdsmen and local farmers in the state, especially at the areas like Oke Ogun, Oyo, Ibarapa and Ogbomoso.
The House resolved to fix a date for all stakeholders, representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, community leaders, Baales, security agencies, Fulani leaders, and leaders of local farmers’ groups, to appear before it in order to proffer solutions to such crisis in the future.