From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
Gov Yahaya Bello, right and his Deputy, Onoja
The Kogi State Executive Council on Wednesday approved the establishment of Science and Technology University.
The council also approved the location of the proposed Confluence University of Science and Technology at Osara in the Central Senatorial District of the state.
Briefing newsmen at the end of the Council Meeting, Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communication Mr Kingsley Fanwo said the aim was to ensure that Kogi had enough manpower in the area of science and technology based courses that would feed industries in the state especially the Ajaokuta Steel Company.
Fanwo disclosed that arrangements were under way to transmit the bill establishing the institution to the State House of Assembly through the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice.
On his part, Commissioner for Water Resources, Abdulmumin Danga said council further gave approval for the reticulation of water from Osara dam to Okene and environs.
According to him, Contract for the project had been approved through a PPP arrangement to help curb water scarcity in three of the local councils in the Central Senatorial District of the state.
The Commissioner added that work on the water project would commence soon.