Despite complaints about the level of the plethora of higher education institutions in the country and the perceived need to slow down the creation of new government agencies, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Federal College Bill in October 2921. education (special), Birnin. Koudou.
Although the people of Jigawa State, Birnin Kudu in particular, are extremely excited about the development, regardless of the federal government’s ability to fund more settlements, especially at a time when some government agencies may be pruned. .
Birnin-Kudu / Buji Federal Constituency Member Aliyu Dau Magaji, an engineer, who sponsored the bill, said the signing was an act that will last a lifetime, which the residents of Birnin Kudu will be. grateful.
The objectives of the college are to encourage the advancement of learning and to offer anyone without distinction of race, creed, sex or political conviction the possibility of acquiring a higher and liberal education.
In addition, the school will provide special instructional courses and other facilities for the pursuit of learning in all its branches and will make these facilities available to persons who are equipped to benefit from them under appropriate conditions.
The course of the bill establishing the Federal College of Education (Special), Birnin Kudu, which aims to provide full-time education and training in technology, applied sciences, arts, social sciences, humanities and management; and for related matters, it started with the 8th House of Representatives, but has been adopted by the current Assembly.
According to Dau Magaji, âThe journey for this project started at the 8th Assembly. Despite everything that was necessary, the bill could not get the approval of the President before the expiration of the Assembly. Intrepid, we started the journey again for good as soon as the 9th Assembly was inaugurated. Were determined. With the maximum help and cooperation of my colleagues who worked tirelessly on it, the House passed it on February 25, 2021 and forwarded it to the Senate, which also passed it on July 6, 2021.
“As soon as the legislative work was completed on the bill, it was forwarded to President Muhammadu Buhari, who promulgated it on September 30, 2021 and it was promptly published in the Official Gazette.”
This would not have been possible without the work of my colleagues in the House and the Senate. All the work would have come to naught if President Buhari had not shared the desire for education of the people of Jigawa. We are so grateful to everyone.
To show how delighted and grateful the people of Birnin Kudu and Jigawa were, the Supreme Ruler of Birnin Kudu, Sarkin Kudu, His Eminence Alhaji Garba Hassan Jibrin was sent on a thank-you visit to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila in December. 2021. President Gbajabiamila’s efforts to bring the bill to fruition can never be overstated.
Magaji said he remained fearless when the bill failed in the 8th Assembly because it was part of the desire for education in Birnin Kudu and Jigawa as a whole.
He said, âI couldn’t give up because that’s what the young people in my riding heard. Yes, my constituents don’t disapprove of the empowerment programs we offer from time to time, but education is more important to them. That is why, whenever we had the opportunity to interact with young people, the only request on their lips was to get us a higher education institution.
âMy constituents are aware of the benefits of education and were not ready in this competitive and ever-changing globalized world. That’s why I couldn’t rely on their clamor to encourage their hearing for education. And thank God, all the assistance required was provided by colleagues in the National Assembly, President Gbajabiamila and President Buhari â.
âTo underline the importance we attach to this project, we are planning a major inauguration of the School. What we are waiting for is just a signal from the very key personalities who have played a decisive role in the project. This was part of the reason why my Sarkin Kudu paid a thank you visit to the President.