By Yinka Aderibigbe
President Muhammadu Buhari is expected today to perform the ground-breaking ceremony for the take-off of University of Transportation in his home town, Daura, Katsina State.
Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi, who broke the news at the weekend, said the event will hold at 10 a.m.
The minister said the specialised university, which is one of the gains of the several rail projects being handled by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), is aimed at promoting and developing local competence and capacity through acquisition of requisite technology in the railway sub-sector.
It is first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa and it is expected to train Nigerians in all aspects of the transportation industry and encourage more Nigerians to study transportation systems.
Amaechi said 150 Nigerians are currently in China on scholarship at Chinese universities on the bill of CCECC.
The minister said discussions were in top gear with CCECC to…