Ogun Assembly passes bill upgrading Ilese health college into Polytechnic


The Ogun State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed a bill upgrading the State College of Health Technology, Ilese to a fully-fledged Polytechnic of Health and Allied Sciences.

The bill titled, “H.B No 089/OG/2023-Re-passage of the Ogun State College of Health Technology (Amendment) Law, 2006” was passed at the plenary presided over by the Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo on Tuesday.

The bill was passed following the presentation of a report of the House Committee on Education, Science and Technology by its Chairman, Adeyemi Ademuyiwa.

Ademuyiwa had moved the motion for the adoption of the report, which was seconded by Hon. Abayomi Fasuwa and supported by the whole house through a voice vote.

The bill was thereafter read and adopted clause-by–clause by the Committee of the whole house.

The Majority Leader, Hon. Yusuf Sheriff, had moved the motion for the third reading of the bill, and he was seconded by Kemi Oduwole while the Clerk and Head of Legislative Service, Mr. ‘Deji Adeyemo, took the third reading of the bill before the lawmakers.

The Speaker directed that the clean copy of the bill be forwarded to Governor Dapo Abiodun for his assent.

Saga Gist reports that the lawmakers had earlier opined that the bill when passed into law, would allow the institution access to relevant Federal Government support funds like TETFUND to aid its infrastructural upgrade.

They posited that the new polytechnic status would avail the institution the opportunity of running additional medical and technological programmes towards producing quality human resources for medical and technological advancement of the state.

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