By CrossRiverWatch Admin
A group of twelve concerned individuals seeking to ensure that Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari assents to the proposed Federal University of Technology, Ogoja met on Monday to chart a course to achieving that goal.
The group is seeking for those with similar goals to join hands to ensure that plans are aligned and coordinated, A communiqué issued at the end of the meeting and jointly signed by all present said.
Part of the communique issued read: “The National Youth council of Nigeria, Ogoja chapter chairman should work with other youth council chairmen in the entire northern senatorial district to mobilize youths for the 1000 man match and also impress upon the governor to take up the matter with the president.
“A high powered 5 man delegation should visit the paramount rulers of the five local government areas of northern Cross River within the next 24 hours using the Obudu paramount ruler as the starting point.
“The governor is to be approached and made to be involved in the fight.
“All very important sons and daughters of Ogoja, Yala, Bekwarra, Obudu, Obanliku and Boki should be approached and made to talk to someone who can influence the passage of the bill into law.
“All interest groups agitating for the establishment of the university should be made to work together. We cannot make any mistake now.”
The group also sought media attention for the project and reallocated cash donations made in the past for a different program to ensure the varsity becomes a reality.
Two term federal lawmaker representing Ogoja/Yala federal constituency, Jarigbe Agom had sponsored the bill to establish a Federal University of Technology in Ogoja which was passed recently on the floor of the House.
Those at the meeting included Messrs, James Udam, Atunishor Aju, Emeka Okenwa, Alozie Ugochuckwu, Okwo Festus Amba and Ojeka Anthony Lechor.
Others are, Ojisor-Ayim Veronica, Roland Ugeh, Nnenkai Ayuk, Modey Festus Ndong, Ushonye Ayim as well as Mike Udam.
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