Regardless of the continuing strike by the Educational Employees Union of Universities, ASUU over the shortcoming of the federal authorities to satisfy their calls for, members of the Home of Representatives have insisted on creating extra universities and tertiary establishments of their constituencies.
On Thursday, a movement to droop all payments searching for the institution of universities was moved by the Speaker of the Home, Femi Gbajabiamila however was rejected by the members of the Home.
Gbajabiamila warned that lawmakers can not proceed to create universities of their respective constituencies to fulfil marketing campaign guarantees.
Elevating a movement in opposition to Gbajabiamila’s opinion, the Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Idris stated any try and cease members from sponsoring tertiary training payments may put the political ambition of members in jeopardy.
“You know how politicians behave sir. When some people don’t hear their community mentioned, whether the bill will be signed or not, it is also negative, politically,” he stated.
Equally, the Minority Chief, Ndudi Elumelu additionally opposed it. He stated constituents anticipate lawmakers to facilitate the institution of colleges.
“In my opinion, I think it is not wise to shut down every voice or every member on this floor as it relates to sponsoring a bill for the establishment of either college of education or polytechnic or university in their various communities,” he stated.