The construction work at Transportation University, Daura, Katsina State would start in September, the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has said.
The minister who disclosed this at the weekend during a courtesy call on the Governor of Katsina State, Mallam Aminu Massari at the Government House, Katsina stated construction work will commence in September.
His words: “What they are doing now is clearing. They have promised to build a primary school and a secondary school in the university. This university is a donation by the Chinese government through CCECC. The Technique, Engineering, and Marketing (TEAM) has also accepted to do the consultancy job. “We are here on the assignment of the Ministry of Transportation. The President wanted to know the status of the university that he performed its groundbreaking, so, we decided to come today with CCECC and TEAM. I also want to thank you for even providing land to construct the university.
“Having done that, let me also thank the CCECC for accepting to construct the university free of charge. It is not part of the railway contract. We spoke with CCECC and told them to train Nigerians who will take over from them in their technology and they agreed. All Nigerians from all parts of the country are entitled to come here for studies in the same as lecturing. Those who will teach are not only going to come from Daura. They will come from all parts of the country. So, we agreed with CCECC to build the University and we chose Daura. We believe that the school would be completed next year hopefully, and then we can start studies.”
Massari in his response thanked Amaechi for citing the university in Daura, assuring that the state government would ensure cordial relationship exists between them and the construction company.
Shortly after inspecting the project site, Amaechi also paid a courtesy call on the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farooq Umar. He said the university was not part of the railway contract but was donated to the Federal Government by the Chinses government free of charge.