Members of the legislative arm of Ikere Local government council have pledged their support for the proposed move to upgrade the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti to a university.
The Councilors representing all the wards in the local government during a visit to the Management of the College on campus said the upgrading was long overdue and expressed optimism that the state government would yield to the yearnings of the people.
According to the leader of the legislative house, Hon. Abiodun Daramola, the institution ranked among the best in the country as her products are making waves in their various fields across the world stressing that upgrading the College to a university would further help boost the economy of the state.
He promised to mobilise his colleagues and other notable indigenes of Ikere-Ekiti towards contributing to the smooth take off of the university.
Responding, the Provost of the College, Professor Olufemi Adeoluwa lauded Ikere community for ensuring peaceful co-existence with the staff and students of the College for the past forty-three years and expressed hope that the relationship would continue even as the College transit to a University.
Professor Adeoluwa described it as a thing of joy that the dream of the founding fathers at transforming the College to a university is coming to reality at this time and said all hands must be on deck to nurture the university to greatness.