Bill to establish Obafemi/Owode vocational skills university scales second reading

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The House of Representatives has passed for second reading the bill seeking the establishment of Oba Obafemi Owode Vocational Skills and Entrepreneurship University, in Obafemi/Owode local government area of Ogun state.

The bill is sponsored by the chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary, Olumide Osoba (APC, Ogun). 

Leading the debate on the Bill, Osoba said the establishment of the University in Owode was not just a mere legislative action; but a crucial step towards realizing the aspirations of the people and advancing the agenda of legislative House. 

According to him, Nigeria, like many developing countries, faces the challenge of high youth unemployment and underemployment, adding that despite various policy interventions aimed at addressing this issue, the results have been far from satisfactory.

Osoba said: “We now stand at a juncture where we have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of our youth and the future of our nation. 

“The proposed university aligns perfectly with President Tinubu’s vision of promoting vocational skills and entrepreneurship as drivers of economic growth and social development.

“By equipping our youth with practical skills and knowledge in areas such as agriculture, technology, manufacturing, and services, we not only prepare them for the demands of the modern economy but also empower them to create their own opportunities and contribute meaningfully to society. 

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“Moreover, the timing of this initiative couldn’t be more auspicious. As Nigeria continues to experience rapid economic growth and industrialization, there is an increasing demand for skilled workers in various sectors. 

“From renewable energy to information technology, from healthcare to construction, the industries of tomorrow require a workforce that is not only technically proficient but also entrepreneurial and innovative. 

“By establishing the Obafemi Owode vocational skills and entrepreneurship University, we are not just creating another institution of higher learning; we are laying the foundation for a brighter future for our nation. 

“We are giving our youth a sense of purpose and belonging, steering them away from the path of crime and violence, and empowering them to become agents of positive change in their communities”.

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