See What Buhari Said At Groundbreaking Ceremony of University of Transportation in Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commended the Federal Ministry of Transportation for convincing the China civil engineering company (CECCC) to construct a university of transportation in his hometown, Daura, Katsina state.

The president, who made the commendation during the groundbreaking ceremony of the newly established institution, said the university would bring rapid development to the nation’s transport sector as well as generate both academic and none academic employment opportunities to Nigerians.

While lauding the management of the Chinese firm, which pledged to construct the university as part of its corporate social responsibility, Buhari emphasised that such efforts would enhance the existing bilateral relationship between Nigeria and China as well as encourage patronage of local content.

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He also said his administration had prioritised repositioning the transport sector, especially the construction of rail lines, roads, and other transport-related utilities.

He, therefore, promised that his administration would continue to create job opportunities through the establishment of indigenous industries.

While emphasising that his administration would facilitate the establishment of the university through the provision of necessary support, as the university would enable Nigeria to domesticate railway engineering and transportation,
Buhari acknowledged the cooperation and understanding of all stakeholders in the implementation of federal government projects, especially state governments.

The Daura University of Transportation would be constructed at the cost of N18 billion within 18 month period.

Dignitaries present at the event were included governors of Kano, Katsina, and immediate past governor of Zamfara state, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari.

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Others were Minister of Minister Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiba, Zonal Commandant zone B of the Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), ACG Pedro Awili and his Kano and Katsina states counterparts.

Buhari is in Katsina for a five-day official visit.

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