FG earmarks N18bn for University of Transportation construction in Daura

Reports emerging recently has it that President Buhari will attend a ceremony on Monday for the proposed University of Transportation, in his hometown, Daura in Katsina State.

It was gathered that the President arrived in in Daura, Katsina State, after attending the 5th Summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

He is there on a five-day official visit to the state to launch the proposed specialised University and commissioning of Kwanar Gwante (Shargalle Road), which is off Kano-Daura Road.

The construction of the university is expected to cost $50m (N18bn), the National Universities Commission (NUC), quoted the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi to have said according to information on its website.

The specialised university, which will be built by CCECC Nigerian Ltd, will focus on research and development of human capital for the transport sector. The President will depart Daura on Tuesday for Kaduna,” presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu said.

The project was part of the Federal Government’s efforts to develop qualified manpower that would manage the many railways facilities across the country and other transportation facilities, Amaechi had said during a recent press briefing in Abuja.

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