Procedures are now officially on going for the conversion of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic to the Moshood Abiola University of Technology.
The Ogun State House of Assembly, on Thursday, acknowledged receipt of the bills from governor Ibikunle Amosun. The bills also included the establishment, incorporation, constitution and functions of the Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia.
The governor’s letter was read by the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Suraju Ishola Adekunbi.
The letter read: ”I forward herewith bills for (i) Law to provide for the establishment of Moshood Abiola University of Technology and for matters of administration and discipline of students connected therewith;
“(ii) Law to provide for the establishment, incorporation, constitution and functions of the Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia and for other matters incidental thereto or connected therewith, as approved at the 51 meeting of the State Executive Council held on 19th of December, 2016 for the kind consideration and passage of the House of Assembly.”
It would be recalled that President Goodluck Jonathan had tried to change University of Lagos (UNILAG) to Moshood Abiola University, but had been met with stiff resistance.