A bill that seeks the establishment of Federal College of Forestry Technology and Research, Birnin Gwari has been introduced in the Senate.
Senator Uba Sani of All Progressives Congress, APC, Kaduna Central introduced the bill which was read at Tueday’s plenary.
Read what the Senator shared on his Twitter page:
The @NGRSenate in plenary today passed for first reading my Bill for an Act to Establish the Federal College of Forestry Technology and Research, Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State.
When established, the college will strive to meet the needs of forestry related education and research in Kaduna State in particular and Nigeria in general.
It will also make significant contributions to economic diversification through expanding the frontier of Agro-forestry especially now that cashew, Shea butter, mango, guava among others are becoming prominent in our export and local industrial crops.
Climate change challenges can also be partly addressed with adequate and competent man power the school is expected to provide for the state and Nigeria at large. The school can also support the only national park in the North West, Kamuku National Park.
It will increase federal presence in such remote and abandoned area while providing jobs as well.
I thank my distinguished colleagues for their support. It is my hope and prayer that they will give the same support when the bill comes up for the all important second reading.