President Muhammadu Buhari, will on Monday in his home town, Daura, Katsina State, perform the ground breaking ceremony of the proposed University of Transportation.
The establishment of the University according to the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, is part of the ongoing effort of the federal government to promote and develop local capacity through technology acquisition in the rail transport sub sector.
He further observed that the University which is to be constructed by Messrs China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) is a corporate social responsibility project expected to create employment, encourage local capacity development and among other things, pave way for localisation of manufacturing of railway materials and domestication of rail science and engineering in Nigeria.
Furthermore, he revealed that the proposed University of Transportation will be located, off Daura-Kano road, beside Airforce Forward Base, Daura, Katsina State.
The Minister, also disclosed that a similar University will be built in Rivers State. Recall that a in November, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, had performed a ground breaking for the establishment of wagon assembly plant in Kajola, Ogun state.
At the occasion, the Vice President had said that the plant would provide the needed platform for engineers, technicians, artisans and other professionals to acquire the specialised skills required for the production and maintenance of the rolling stock that would serve the country and the West African subregion.
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