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Kogi approves establishment of third state university in Okunland

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The Kogi State government has approved the establishment of a third university to be sited in Okunland after giving a nod to the establishment of Prince Abubakar Audu University and the Confluence University of Science and Technology.

According to a statement signed by Kingsley Fanwo, commissioner for information and communication in Kogi State on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, “Governor Yahaya Bello had directed the transmission of the right legislative instruments to the Kogi State House of Assembly to ensure the passage of the bill establishing the university.”

The proposed institution will be sited in Okunland, Kogi West senatorial district of the state.

Fanwo noted that the university in Okunland, which was approved by the state government through its executive council, would address the gap in the educational infrastructure as it relates to higher education in the area.

“The decision of the state government was informed by the need to take university education to the doorstep of people across the three senatorial districts in the state.

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There is the Prince Abubakar Audu University, Anyigba in the eastern flank of the state; Confluence University of Science and Technology at Osara in the central district of the state.

A university in Okunland will address the gap in the educational infrastructure as it relates to higher education in Okunland,” the statement read in part.

The commissioner stressed that the administration of Yahaya Bello, executive governor of Kogi State would continue to ensure governance of equity, fairness and justice by ensuring that all parts of the state enjoy the dividends of democracy.

“This is crucial to sustenance and social cohesion in the state. We congratulate the great people of Okunland as, finally, a state government has considered it expedient to site a university in a district that boasts of some of the best brains in Nigeria,” the statement read.