Michael Bamidele, chairman of the senate committee on judiciary, claims there are no designs to “politicise” lawful education in the region.
A invoice in search of the establishment of law university campuses in Kabba (Kogi), Maiduguri (Borno), Argungu (Kebbi), Okija (Anambra), Orogun (Delta) and Ifaki (Ekiti), handed 2nd studying at the senate on Oct 6.
The invoice is sponsored by Smart Adeyemi, senator symbolizing Kogi west.
Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers, had alleged that associates of the senate ended up making an attempt to politicise the invoice for selfish interests.
He experienced also alleged that the senate is seeking to “frustrate” the efforts of the condition to set up a legislation faculty in Port Harcourt, the Rivers capital.
On the other hand, talking at a community hearing on the issue on Monday, Bamidele claimed Rivers state had formerly turned down the supply to host a regulation college campus, which prompted the go of the facility to Bayelsa condition.
“Legal training must not be politicised. I never assume there is an attempt by anyone to politicise lawful education and learning. Users are expressing their impression,” he said.
“Rivers was initial supplied to host a legislation faculty campus. It was for the reason that of the rejection that it finished up in Bayelsa.
“We are elected associates of the men and women and even the council for authorized education that we are talking about is below our oversight authority.”
On his element, George Sekibo, senator symbolizing Rivers east senatorial district, said his condition need to be provided on the record for added regulation college campuses.
“What the Rivers state government is executing is wholly in arrangement with the intendment and placement of the monthly bill,” he explained.
“Sometime this calendar year, the governor of Rivers, haven viewed the plight of Nigerians who researched and have been being at house for a number of several years just before they acquired admission to law faculty, wrote to the council for authorized schooling if they will settle for an offer to give a campus of regulation school to Rivers.
“They responded. Nowadays, it has been authorized. We pray that the committee consists of Port Harcourt as 1 of the campuses in this bill so when it will turn into an act, we never have to go through the system of inquiring to be incorporated.
“At the time we search at this thing critically, we have to be equipped to take a determination that the establishment of supplemental law college campuses should really be remaining at the fingers and discretion of the council for authorized schooling.”
On his element, Kashim Shettima, senator representing Borno central, described Wike as a “controversial” human being, but reported the establishment of a regulation college in Rivers is in the interest of advertising and marketing progress.
“Nyesom Wike, as controversial as he is, has singlehandedly built a regulation school. He has additional value by creating a campus,” he claimed.
“Equity and justice demand from customers that a regulation university must be founded in Port Harcourt.”