The Senate on Thursday passed a bill seeking to convert the Yaba College of Technology to the City University of Technology.
The bill which is expected to change the face of the tertiary institution was sponsored by Senator Gbenga Ashafa and read on the floor of the Senate for the first time in November 16, 2016.
While sponsoring the bill, Ashafa said the new university would encourage the advancement of learning, among other benefits.
He said the institution will “Provide courses of instruction and other facilities for the pursuit of learning in all its branches.
He also added that the proposed varsity would relate its activities to the social, cultural and economic needs of the people of Nigeria.
“When the bill is enacted into law, the institution will have the power to establish campuses, institute professorships and readerships, award fellowships and scholarships, grant degrees, diplomas, certificates, as well as honorary degrees:, Ashafa maintained.
The Senate also on Thursday passed for second reading, a bill for the establishment of The Federal Polytechnic, Iwerekun, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos State.
Ashafa who also sponsored the bill for its establishment, said the polytechnic would provide full-time courses in technology, applied science management and other fields of studies.
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