Itsekiri graduates accuse Omo-Agege of working against actualization of Fed. Poly, Koko

Itsekiri graduates under the auspices of National Association of Itsekiri Graduates, NAIG, have accused the


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Itsekiri graduates accuse Omo-Agege of working against actualization of Fed. Poly, Koko
Ovie Omo- Agege

 

Itsekiri graduates under the auspices of National Association of Itsekiri Graduates, NAIG, have accused the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo- Agege, of working against the actualization of Federal Polytechnic, Koko in Delta State, saying the Delta Central Senator is doing everything possible to kill the Federal Polytechnic, Koko Bill, first introduced in the 8th Assembly, “because of his recently sponsored Federal Polytechnic, Orogun Bill”.

 

The Itsekiri graduates’ body in a statement issued in Warri, Wednesday February 5, alleged that the Deputy Senate President, was deploying perceived political blackmail to coerce  the leadership of the National Assembly to satisfy “his obvious bigotry and disdain for Itsekiri Nation”.

 

The statement signed by National President and Secretary of NAIG, Comrades Collins Edema and Thompson Kalapipi respectively, noted: The Federal Polytechnic, Koko, Bill was first introduced by Hon. Daniel Reyenieju in 2017, passed third reading and sent to the Senate for assent, but assent was not given in the 8th Assembly. It was introduced before the Federal Polytechnic, Kwale Bill. The Federal Polytechnic, Koko, Bill was regazetted in the 9th Assembly November 2019, but Information within our disposal indicates that Hon. Ovie Omo-Agege is doing everything possible to kill it, because of his desire to score ethnic-driven political point, through his pursuit of the Federal Polytechnic, Orogun, Bill, knowing fully well that it would be difficult for the Federal Executive Council to approve more than one Federal Polytechnic in Delta State”.

 

While noting that the historic town of Koko in Warri North Local Government Area, has no federal presence despite its location and tourism potential, NAIG listed existing institutions in Delta State as follows:

 

·         College of Education, Agbor

 

·         Federal College of Education Technical, Asaba

 

·         Delta State University, Anwai Campus, Asaba

 

·         National Open University, Asaba Study Centre

 

·         State School of Midwifery, Asaba

 

·         School of Nursing, Agbor

 

·         Admiralty University of Nigeria, Ibusa, Asaba

 

·         Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Ukwu

 

·         Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun

 

·         Delta State University, Abraka

 

·         Delta State Polytechnic, Oghara

 

·         College of Education, Mosogar

 

·         Delta State College of Health Technology, Ofuoma, Ughelli (Near Orogun)

 

·         Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun

 

·         Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro

 

·         Delta State University, Law Campus, Oleh

 

·         Delta State School of Marine Technology, Burutu

 

·         Nigeria Maritime University, Okereghigho, Warri South-West and

 

·         State School of Nursing, Warri

 

The apex Itsekiri graduates’ body enjoined the Deputy Senate President not to see himself as an ethnic representative, but a statesman, as a result of his position, adding that Itsekiris are also in Delta Central Senatorial District, in local government areas such as Ethiope West, Sapele, Uvwie and Okpe”.

 

 






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