Ogun monarchs storm Senate over Border Institute Bill
By Benjamin Arida//:
Frontline traditional rulers from border towns in Ogun State, stormed the Senate Monday to throw their weight behind Border Institute Bill, sponsored by Senator Tolu Odebiyi ( APC Ogun West) .
The bill sponsored by Odebiyi , seeks for establishment of the National Institute for Border Studies, in Imeko, Ogun West Senatorial District .
The institute as stated in the bill , is proposed to be a degree awarding institution, with the power to admit students and award degrees upon the completion of their statutory academic years and after satisfying the requirements of the council.
Also the Institute is planned to develop and conduct courses for training of students as well as teachers in the teaching profession, expand the horizon for indigenous research and provide the basis for cooperation, partnership and collaboration with relevant institutions, researchers and stakeholders in Nigeria and beyond.
At a public hearing held for required legislative inputs into establishment laws for the proposed Institute by the Senate Commitee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND, royal fathers like the Olu of Ilaro, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, the Onipokia of Ipokia Yewa, Oba Yisa Adesola Olaniyan; Alagbara of Agbara Yewa, Oba Lukman Jayeola Agunbiade; Eselu of Iselu Yewa, Oba Ebenezer Akintunde Akinyemi; the Abepa of Joga Orile Yewa, Oba (Dr.) Adeyemi Olanrewaju Adekeye,
Onimeko of Imeko, Oba Benjamin Olanite Alabi; and the Aboro of Iboroland, Oba Daniel Salako, graced the occasion .
The royal fathers at separate interviews with journalists , said their presence ,was to openly demonstrate the seriousness and eagerness of the Yelwa people for the Institute which according to them, will have positive multiplier effects in their various communities.