Buhari to perform ground breaking ceremony of University of


By Adeyinka Aderibigbe

The President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to perform the ground breaking ceremony for the take-off of the University of Transportation in his home town, Daura, Katsina State on Monday.

The Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi who disclosed this on Sunday said the event will take place at 10am.

According to him, the specialised university, which is one of the gains of the several rail projects being handled by the China Civil Engineering Corporation, (CCECC) is aimed at promotion and the development of local competence and capacity through acquisition of requisite technology of the railway sub-sector.

It is first of its kind in Sub-Saharan Africa and it is expected to train Nigerians in a gamut of the transportation industry and encourage Nigerians to study transportation systems.

Amaechi said already, 150 Nigerians are presently in China enjoying scholarship at China Universities on the bill of CCECC.

He said discussions is already in top gear with…



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