- The Federal Ministry of Transportation has explained why it chose Daura for the transport university
- The ministry explained that Daura is important because of the rail initiatives that would run through the town
- Engineer Mohammed Babakobi, a government official, disclosed that the ministry is liaising with the National Universities Commission (NUC) over the Daura project
Engineer Mohammed Babakobi, a director of rail services in the transportation ministry, has offered an explanation for why the federal government decided to cite a transport university in Daura, Katsina state.
According to Babakobi, the decision to cite the university in Daura was taken because of the many rail initiatives that are taking place along the area.
The Nation reports that there is a proposed rail siding running from Kano to Kaduna which would pass through Katsina.
There is also an international rail route billed to run from Katsina to Jibia in the Niger Republic.
The federal government official disclosed that the university will take off in 2021.
He explained that the tertiary institution will operate specialised training on the rail system as well as other transportation modes.
He disclosed that the transportation ministry was liaising with that of the education as well as the National Universities Commission (NUC) for an academic curriculum.
Legit.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari would perform the groundbreaking ceremony for the university as well as commission the 'Kwanar Gwante', which is off Kano-Daura road in Katsina state.
Malam Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja on Friday, November 29.
He stated that the president had since arrived in Daura, Katsina state, after attending the 5th Summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
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