Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, says China through the China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) will build the Transport University worth $50million in Daura, Katsina State, for free.
Mr Amaechi stated this at the weekend while inspecting the site of the project adding that construction is expected to begin next month.
Aside the CCECC, the minister said the project consultant, Teachnigue Engineering And Marketing (TEAM) also promised to provide their services free of charge in the institution which will also have primary and secondary school premises.
“Construction work will commence in September. What they are doing now is clearing. They have promised to build a primary school and a secondary school in the university,” Amaechi said
“This university is a donation by the Chinese government through the China Engineering Construction Corporation, CECC. The Teachnigue Engineering And Marketing (TEAM) has also accepted to do the consultancy job.
“Let me also thank the CCECC for accepting to construct the university 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 chose Daura. We believe that the school would be completed next year hopefully, and then we can start studies”, he said.