By Archibong Jeremiah, House Of Assembly Correspondent
The Speaker, Cross River State House of Assembly, Hon. John Gaul Lebo has given guarantee that the House Committee, Chairman on Education, Hon. Itam Abang of Boki 1 State Constituency will sponsor a private member bill that will take care of virtually all the challenges members of Cross River State University of Technology, CRUTECH Alumni Association are encountering.
Hon. John Gaul made this known during a courtesy call to his office this morning by members of the union where they appealed to the House to help the association with an enabling law that will avail them of a convocation seat in the Governing Council of the institution.
Extolling Governor Ayade’s strides in his proposed economic model, the Speaker urged the alumnus to be patient no matter the weight of their predicaments including lack of funding and perceived negligence by the state government in the affairs of the institution.
The Speaker commended the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Anthony Owan Eno for proposing that outstanding students be retained and further urged the school management to strengthen its consultancy services to be able to generate sustainable funds.
Earlier, the Chairman of the CRUTECH alumni David Mbotor, solicited that “Our Students Union Government and Vice Chancellor will come to you with appeals, please listen to them and help them”.
According to him they are grateful that the legislature is filled with young and vibrant young men and women, urging them to always bear in mind they are representing their various constituencies and the state by extension.
The group presented the Speaker a document containing the challenges of the union and possible solutions as well as recommendations made by the committee that drafted the document.
A framed photo album was also handed to the Speaker. The framed has four pictures on it; including the State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade, the Deputy Governor, Professor Ivara Ejemot Esu, the Speaker, Hon. John Gaul and the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Barrister Tina Agbor.
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