Hon Olajide Olatunbosun, House of Representatives member for Saki West/Saki East/Atisbo Federal Constituency of Oyo State, has complained about the lack of a federal presence in his native Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State.
Olatunbosun said that this sour reality motivated him to sponsor a bill for an Act for the establishment of a Federal University of Agriculture and Entrepreneurship in Saki, Oke-Ogun in 2019.
The lawmaker mentioned that the bill had passed the first and second reading on the floor of the House.
He said, “Since I got elected in 2015, my legislative advocacy is to bring to the centre the suffering and neglect that my people have suffered since independence.
“As we speak we do not have any Federal presence in terms of roads or hospital. In Saki, in my constituency and in the larger geographical area called Oke-Ogun, we have 10 local governments.
“I see Saki as the centre of that geographical area. We are very industrious people and our major occupation is agriculture. The proposed university is going to take our agriculture from subsistence farming to mechanised one and also value addition that is agro-processing. It will also resolve a major social issue: unemployment
“This is the first time that a university in Nigeria will be called a university of entrepreneurship. It’s a novel idea, the first in the country and I hope that God will do it for us.”