Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun has signed into law the bill upgrading Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, into Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology.
Amosun gave assent to the bill on Monday at the executive council meeting and also signed into law the re-establishment of Ogun State Polytechnic in Ipokia area of the state.
It would be recalled that the two bill had been passed by the State House of Assembly in February.
Amosun said that the two institutions would be multi-campus, as government would engage think-tanks and academics to provide the technical guide for the successful take-off of the two institutions so as to compete favourably with their contemporaries.
Amosun commended the efforts of the State House of Assembly for the timely passage of the bill and assured that the necessary documents had been done and sent to the appropriate quarters.
Speaking to journalists, Speaker of the House, Suraaj Adekunbi, said the Assembly accelerated passage of the bill because of the prospect and opportunities the two institutions have for the state and the education sector.
He added that the step would also create employment opportunities for the people and improve access to tertiary education in Ipokia and its environs.
Source: press club mapoly