- Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has said that the drive to improve education in Nigeria in the field of transportation led him to build the Transport University in Daura
- Amaechi said that he was never influenced by anyone to build the university in President Muhammadu Buhari's hometown
- The minister said that he, early enough in the present administration, deduced that education was the key development to a large extent
The minister of transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has said nobody influenced him to build the proposed Transport University in Daura, the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Amaechi made the comment at the groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, December 2, in Daura, Katsina state.
The minister said he took the decision to cite the University in the hometown of the president on his own.
Reacting to allegations of being a sycophant for the move, Amaechi said: ''And if you know the President very well, you will know that sycophancy does not sit well with Mr President.
''I have no regret citing this University in Daura. It is not because I want to get any gain. What I have suffered in the course of fighting during the election to get this government in power is enough sacrifice if I want to be sycophantic.''
He stated that he realized early in the life of the Buhari administration that education is key to the maintenance, building and maintenance of all the infrastructures being built by the government.
According to him, he then ensured that all contracts with the CCECC included benefits for Nigeria which includes the Transport University.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Engineer Mohammed Babakobi, a director of rail services in the transportation ministry, had 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.
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