The Senate has passed the bill to establish the Federal University of Transportation in Daura, Katsina State.

This followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND at plenary on Wednesday.

In his presentation, the chairman of the committee, Ahmad Babba Kaita (APC-Katsina), said the establishment of the university would allow Nigerians access to modern knowledge, emerging techniques, and skills in the transport industry.

Mr Kaita said the institution would provide the required knowledge to prospective students to enhance Nigeria’s transportation sector and make them drivers of the industry.

He said that the development of the transport sector by knowledge transfer and capacity building would generate employment opportunities for Nigerians.

“The envisaged University of Transportation has immense benefits, especially in closing the huge gap in knowledge about transportation business and enhancing technical skills.

“It will also ensure technology transfer from the most developed nations, such as China, USA, South Korea, etc., to benefit the Nigerian transportation industry,” Mr Kaita said.

He said that the university is expected to provide the workforce need of the Nigerian transport systems and the Nigerian railway to make it the first in West Africa.