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Insecurity : Lawmaker Calls For Construction Of Fence For FUTO

Federal Government has been urged to prioritize the construction of Perimeter Fence for the Federal University of Technology, Owerri in the 2023 Budget estimates.

This is sequel to a motion sponsored by member representing Ideato North/ Ideato South Federal Constituency of Imo State, Pascal Obi at plenary.

Leading the debate the lawmaker reiterated the need for every Nigerian student to study in a secured, protected, and preserved environment.

Obi who noted that the Federal University of Technology, Owerri pioneered the existence of Federal
Universities of Science and Technology in Nigeria stressed the need for urgent government intervention in view of the rising insecurity in the Country.

He further expressed concern over the increasing cases of hostilities arising from land demarcation and other boundary
challenges between the University Community, and the host communities.

He added that the construction of the perimeter fence of the institution will address the twelve year long crisis between the university’ and the original land owners.

The House also urged the Federal Government to liaise with the Imo State government to ensure proper land identification and demarcation.

The House thereafter mandated its committee on Tertiary Education and Services to ensure compliance.

By Aisha Adesanya

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