Kogi State government is set to establish a Conference University of Science and Technology in Osara, as a way of providing enough local manpower for the Ajaokuta Steel project that is soon to take off in full swing.
The State Executive Council (SEC) meeting, presided over by the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, decided today, July 9, the University will enable the state to have enough manpower in the area of science and technology based courses that would feed industries in the state, especially the Ajaokuta Steel Company.
Briefing newsmen at the end of the Council meeting, the state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo said that arrangements would be concluded to transmit the bill establishing the institution to the State House of Assembly through the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice.
This was even as the Commissioner for Water Resources, Abdulmumin Danga said that the council further gave approval for the reticulation of water from Osara dam to Okene and environs.
According to him, Contract for the project had been approved through a PPP arrangement to help curb water scarcity in three of the local councils in the Central Senatorial District of the state.
The Commissioner added that work would commence soon.