The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to establish the Nigerian French Language Village, Badagry, Lagos State, as an Inter-University Centre for French Studies.
The passage of the bill followed the presentation and consideration of the report of the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND.
Senator Nora Ladi Daduut, while presenting the report on behalf of the Chairman of the Committee, Ahmad Babba Kaita, said the Bill would serve as a vehicle to facilitate the exchange of academic programmes.
The lawmaker explained that the presence of the French Language Village would foster transnational bilingualism to ensure national and regional integration and as well support international cooperation in the promotion of the French language.
“The knowledge and skills that would be acquired by the graduates from the establishment of the French Language Village, Badagry, Seme axis of Lagos state, will go a long way in expanding and deepening their horizon not only in the acquisition of French Language skills but also general language development,” Senator Daduut said.