The Obaro of Kabba, Solomon Dele Owoniyi, has appealed to the authorities of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), to release the College of Agriculture in Kabba, Kogi State,for upgrade to a full fledged University of Agriculture.
Speaking at the public hearing on the upgrade of the college to a full-fledged university, sequel to a bill presented by Senator Smart Adeyemi, the traditional ruler alleged that authorities of the ABU have been frustrating the move to upgrade the college.
Obaro of Kabba, in making his plea for upgrade of College of Agriculture Kabba, recalled that when the bill was attended to in 2017 by the 8th Senate, authorities of Ahmadu Bello University kicked against it on the ground that the college, as it is today, is a campus of the University.
”I am happy that the Chairman of this Committee, Senator Ahmed Baba-Kaita in his remarks said there is no opposition against the bill yet in the ongoing legislative process, but I want to on behalf of the entire Okun people, beg ABU to release this school and allow it to be upgraded,” he said.
He added that of all the Federal Colleges of Agriculture established across the country from 1960s to 1990s, only the Kabba one still remained a college while the others have been upgraded to Universities.
”Other Colleges of Agriculture established in Abeokuta, Akure, Makurdi and Umudike are now full fledged Universities of Agriculture.
”The one in Kabba should not be left at the level of College but also upgraded to full fledged University as well captured and proposed by the bill sponsored by our Senator, Smart Adeyemi,” he added.