By Emma Amaize
FORMER Minister of State for Education, Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi, has chided Senator Ovie Omo-Agege representing Delta Central Senatorial District and Hon Evelyn Oboro, Member, House of Representatives, representing Okpe/Sapele/Uvwie Federal Constituencies, fighting over who established the Federal University of Petroleum, FUPRE, Ugbomro, Effurun, Delta State.
“A Senator or Member of the House of Representatives is not vested with the responsibility and cannot, therefore, take credit for the creation of the Federal University of Petroleum, FUPRE.
“It is the responsibility of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, to establish a university on the presentation of a memo to the council by the Minister of Education,” Gbagi asserted in a statement. His words, “The university for which the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo released money to commence as a College through the great effort of late Senator Fred Ayo-Brume had no legal backing or any form of documentation for a long while.”