The Katsina State government under the leadership of Governor Aminu Bello Masari has reportedly provided land for the construction of Daura Transportation University.
The land according to our sources is located in a forest between Daura and Sandamu Local Government.
Recall that the construction of the $50 million (N18bn) Transportation University to be located in Daura, will start this year, according to the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi.
The university is to be built by China Civil and Construction Company (CCECC) and is part of the Federal Government’s efforts to develop qualified manpower that will manage the many railways’ facilities across the country and other transportation facilities, Amaechi added.
He said the contract has already been awarded to CCECC and the construction would have commenced if the governor of Katsina State had provided land for it, adding that once the state government provided the land, CCECC will mobilize to site and fence the land for construction to start.
He said the young Nigerians being trained on scholarship in China on Railway Engineering upon completion of their studies would be deployed to teach in those universities for a period of time before they are allowed to do other endeavours.