President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned a new Transport University in Katsina, his home state.
Mr Buhari, at the event, said the school will enhance employment opportunities and supplement the transport sector’s ”dire need of new thinking, skills and investment”.
The university is said to be the first of its kind in Africa and it is located in Daura, the hometown of President Buhari.
The siting has led to debates on the need for a transport university when some of the country’s dysfunctional universities have transport as a discipline.
However, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said contrary to all insinuations, the decision to situate the university in the president’s hometown is ‘pure’ ”since Daura is a part of Nigeria”.
“Daura is in Nigeria,…