The senate has passed a bill for the establishment of the Nigeria Steel University in Ajaokuta, Kogi state.
According to NAN, the development followed the adoption of a report by the senate committee on tertiary institutions and TETFUND at plenary on Wednesday.
The senate also passed the Agricultural Research Council Act (amendment) Bill, 2021; and the Federal Medical Centre Mubi, Adamawa State (establishment) Bill, 2021.
Sam Egwu, senator representing Ebonyi north, presented the report of the committee on behalf of Ahmed Kaita, the chairman.
He said the Nigeria Steel University, when established, would provide the manpower needs of the country in the areas of metallurgical and tech advancement.
According to him, the institution will provide specialised services in engineering and training in every aspect of education and fields of applied learning.
In his remarks, Ahmad Lawan, senate president, said the future growth of the Nigerian economy would be based on the revival of the steel industry.
Lawan also pointed out that the university would provide the required manpower for the industry to thrive successfully.
“Our way to growth, development and stability is to have our steel industries functioning and this university, if and when established, will definitely provide the necessary and needed manpower for the steel industry in our country,” he said.
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