The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori has expressed delight with the  turnout of stakeholders in the educational sector at the commencement of the Public Hearing of the Bill for a Law upgrading College of Education Agbor, Delta State University, Anwai Campus, and Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro to full-fledged universities in spite of the short notice for the Public hearing.

Attendees comprised Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Faith-based Organisations , Delta State University Community and interested individuals from the general public.

Declaring the public hearing open on Friday, the Speaker stated: “Your presence has rekindled my hopes for the educational subsector in our dear state. I want to specially thank all of you for finding time to be part of this Public Hearing….”

While  appreciating their  presence, Rt Hon  Oborevwori  urged them  to be actively involved in the  conversation as all and sundry will  be imparted one way or the other by its outcome.

According to him: “With the benefit of hindsight, His Excellency, the Governor, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has sent these bills to the House for stamp of authority.

“This Public Hearing therefore, is to enable stateholders make their contributions and input in the spirit of inclusiveness. Your views, opinions and contributions will be treated with the respect they deserve”, he said. 

 The Speaker said that he  expected it to be robust deliberations from all the stakeholders  present. 

 “I wish to state that this is a worthwhile venture and we should all be involved.  Arising from the foregoing, I hereby declare this public hearing open and wish you all fruitful deliberations. Thanks for listening and God bless.”