The Federal Government on Saturday said the Transportation University being constructed in Daura, Katsina State, will be ready by September 2021. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, made the disclosure in Katsina during an inspection of the project.
The $50m project is a corporate social responsibility project of CCECC, the Chinese company handling the nation’s rail project. Mr Amaechi explained that the Chinese company just got approval from the Katsina State Government as proper construction commences next month.
The Minister added that the CCECC will provide the manpower and technical skills for five years before the federal government will be able to take over.
The groundbreaking ceremony of the university was done by President Muhammadu Buhari in December 2019, but the coronavirus pandemic stalled efforts on the project.