President Muhammadu Buhari has assented into law the bill to establish the Federal University of Transportation, Daura, Katsina State as a training institution for the development of transportation engineering, logistics and other courses of interest that will support post-modern transportation industry.
The bill was passed by the Senate on the 6th of April, 2022, and by the House of Representatives on the 22nd of November 2022. The Bill was presented to President Buhari on the 1st of March 2023 and was assented to on the 30th of March 2023.
The Transportation University Daura would, among other things, pave way for the domestication of railway engineering and general transportation sciences in Nigeria, thereby bridging the technology and skill gap in the railway and ultimately the transportation sector. It is believed that the University can reach the target of training people, technology transfer and developing the railway industry which is in huge demand in Nigeria and the West African region as a whole.
A copy of the bill was presented to the Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo by a former member of the House of Representatives Prof. Umar Adam Katsayal who is the consultant on the establishment of the University, as well as the Chairman Interim Management Committee of the University and the Chairman CCECC Nigeria Limited, Mr Jason Zhang.
CCECC is constructing the University as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at no cost to the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Source: Voice of Nigeria