PEOPLE of Isu Okoma community of Ebonyi living in Enugu, have applauded the Federal Government for establishing College of Education, Isu, in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
The community expressed its feeling in a statement issued by its leaders in diaspora after an emergency meeting held in Enugu on Friday.
The statement was signed by Chief Anthony Anoke, the leader of Isu Okoma in Diaspora, Enugu Chapter; Dr Ikechukwu Egbo and Mr Frank Omah.
“The entire people of Isu Okoma kingdom appreciate and thank President Muhammadu Buhari for his wisdom and decision in approving the establishment of the College in Ebonyi State,especially in Isu, Onicha Local Government.
“The community equally expressed its profound gratitude to the Federal Ministry of Education for letting justice, equity and fairness count in the selection of Isu as the host community of the new college.
“We also thank the Ministers of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu; Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu and Gov. Dave Umahi, Sen. Michael Nnachi and Hon. Makwe Livinus, for making this project a reality.
“The community has made available, the large expanse of land for immediate take-off and further assured the state and the Federal Government maximum cooperation.
“We, Ebonyi citizens in general, are grateful that out of the five states in the South East, Ebonyi State was chosen to locate this new educational institution,’’ the community said.
They also criticised the petition in the red chamber of the National Assembly seeking to change the present location of the Federal College of Education, Isu.
The group maintained that the action of some individuals seeking relocation of the institution challenged the wisdom of the President.
“We urge the Nigerian Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges to disregard the petition as it amounts to challenging the authority and wise decision of President Buhari, who, after due investigations and consultations, rightly approved Isu as the best site,’’ they added. (NAN)
– May 29, 2020 @ 14:25 GMT |