Construction: Bill to establish Ogun construction institute scales second reading
Construction: Bill to establish Ogun construction institute scales second reading

A bill seeking the establishment of the National Institute of Construction Institute, Itele, Ogun State, passed Second Reading on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

Titled “A bill for an act to establish the National Institute of Construction Technology and Management, Itele, Ogun State and for Related Matters” seeks to provide a legal framework for the establishment and administration of the institute.

Sponsored by the member representing Ijebu North/Ijebu East/Ogun Waterside Federal Constituency, Ogun State, Joseph Adegbesan, the bill seeks among others to provide facilities and encourage research to aid Nigeria’s development in areas of construction, technology and management.

Leading the debate on the general principles of the bill, Adegbesan noted that the proposed legislation is borne out of the need to “Provide for courses and to provide full-time courses of instruction and training in Construction Technology, Engineering Technology, Applied Sciences, Management Sciences and other fields of study for the residents of Itele, Ogun State and for Nigerians in general.”

The All Progressives Congress lawmaker while noting that when established, the institute would develop the technological skills of Nigerians, also added that the institute would be administered in conformity with international best practice.

Made up of seven parts sub-divided into 25 clauses, the proposed legislation comprises establishment provisions, functions and powers of the institute and its governing council, staff of the institute, discipline of staff members and students of the institute, among others.

Adegbesan further argued in favour of the proposed technology institute, saying, “This move is geared towards providing technical know-how in the field of construction, engineering, and management to boost the level of our technological manpower.”

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