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Drama as Bauchi Senators trade word over location of Federal College Institution

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Retired Army officer, Major Ken Chioma Obi demanded the Senate to adjust their pay to enable employment of about 5m jobless Nigerians or be scrapped.

It was mild drama on the Senate as two Bauchi Senators traded words on the floor of the Senate over the establishment of Federal College of Education in Bauchi.

The Senators were Senator Isa Misau representing Central and Senator Ali Wakili representing Bauchi South in the Senate.

The trouble started when Senator Misau visibly angry raised point of order on Newspapers publication announcing the public hearing for the establishment of federal institution in the Bauchi South.

He informed the lawmakers that there already six federal institutions in Bauchi South namely Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Federal Polytechnic Bauchi, Federal School of Nursing and Midwifery, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, National Open University study campus, and Federal Government Girls College while none is at Bauchi Central Senatorial district.

In his words, “When Senator Ali Wakili brought this issue of establishing a college of education in Dass, I told him that his zone already has 6 federal institutions while the central zone I represent has none.

“Dass is just 47 kilometres away from Bauchi were all these institutions are located but he (Wakili) is talking about Emirates. This is the first time I am hearing about someone looking for school for emirate that is not even recognised at the federal level. We are talking about my senatorial zone that has nothing, I think it is not fair for them to have this federal institution.”

Infuriated by Senator Misau point of order, Senator Wakili explained that the point of order raised by his colleague is an attempt to distract the committee to their job.

Thereafter, the Deputy Senate President , Senator Ike Ekweremadu put the public hearing on hold and ordered the Committee on Tetfund to investigate the matter.

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