The Honorable Minister for Transportation, Dr. Rotimi Amaechi has confirmed that the construction of the Transportation University Daura will begin in September this year.
The Minister made this known to the public on Saturday, while on a courtesy visit to the Katsina state Governor, His Excellency, Mallam Aminu Massari at the State Government House.
Amaechi said that the work is currently at stage one, which is the clearing of the site.
Ameachi also noted that when completed that the University will have a Primary School and Secondary School buildings, he said that the Transportation University is a donation gift from the Chinese Government through their giant Construction form known as CCECC.
Ameachi noted that the Technique, Engineering, and Marketing (TEAM) has accepted to do the consultancy job.
He stressed that ” We are here on the assignment of the ministry of transportation. The President wanted to know the status of the university that he performed it’s groundbreaking, so, we decided to come today with CCECC and TEAM. I also want to thank you for even providing land to construct the university.
Ameachi however commends the CCECc for the donation of the University he said “let me also thank the CCECC for accepting to construct the university free of charge.
Amaechi, who had earlier paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Umar Farooq in his Palace, has also visited the site of the project, stressed that the university was not part of the railway contract but was donated to the FG by the Chinses government free of charge.
“It is not part of the railway contract, we spoke with CCECC and told them to train Nigerians who will take over from them in their technology and they agreed. All Nigerians from all parts of the country are entitled to come here for studies, In the same as lecturing. Those who will teach are not only going to come from Daura, they will come from all parts of the country.
” So, we agreed with CCECC to build the University, and we choose Daura. We believe that the school would be completed next year hopefully, and then we can start studies”, Ameachi said.
In his response, Katsina state governor, Mallam Aminu Massari, thanked the minister for citing the university in Daura, assuring that the state government would ensure cordial relationship exists between them and the construction company.