Transport university to be built in Katsina
A Transport University is to be built in Katsina State while some Nigerians would be sent to China to study Railway Engineering for five years, to ensure that there is capacity building for Nigerians in taking over some of the operations of railway projects in the country.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi stated this while on an inspection visit of the Itakpe Ajaokuta Warri rail line.
Mr. Amaechi said there was no fear over maintainance of the various rail projects in the country, as the training of some Nigerians were part of plans to ensure proper study and maintainace of the various rail projects.
He said stories making the rounds that the government was borrowing too much for the projects were wrong.
The Minister explained that this administration has borrowed only one point six billion dollars from the China Exim bank, to fund the Lagos Ibadan and Warri Itakpe rail lines.
He said the Good luck Jonathan administration borrowed five hundred million dollars to fund the Abuja Kaduna rail project.