What Is Wrong In Siting Transportation Varsity In Daura? Amaechi Asks

Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi
The Minister for Transportation , Mr Rotimi Amaechi , has said that he has no regrets siting the transportation university in Daura .

Amaechi said this at the commissioning of the Transportation University in Daura , Katsina State on Monday .

“ When we sited the factory at Kajola , there was no noise , nobody debated about it , nobody abused us for it unlike the site for the university .

“ Daura is in Nigeria, it is not in any other part of the world . It is not in Niger Republic , Biafra or Mali , it is in Nigeria . So, what is wrong in siting the university of transportation in Daura ?

“ I have no regret siting this university where I have sited it , it is not because I want to get any gain ,” Amaechi said.

According to him , the establishment of the university was an attempt to respond to the question of how Nigeria will maintain infrastructure in the country .

He said , “ It is my attempt at responding to the question of how to maintain and manage all the infrastructure we are building and realise that education is key .

“ I engaged the companies , the first engagement was when they were constructing Lagos – Ibadan .
“ They were not so keen at spending their funds to build a university in Nigeria until I refused to sign the contract for the Lagos to Ibadan railway .

“ I insisted that I will only sign if three things were done .

“ The first thing is to take our children to China and train them by giving them a first degree in railway technology .

“ Today as I speak , 60 of our children are in their second year and we thank CCECC and 90 are on their way to China this week , making it 150 .

“ The second is that, if we must sign the purchase of locomotives in China , they must build a factory where we can construct coaches, locomotives and wagon and today at Kajola that factory is being constructed.

“ Finally , I insisted on the university of transportation and today we are here for the groundbreaking of the university and for all we are grateful to CCECC and the Chinese government . ( sic ) . ”

The Minister commended the Governor of Katsina for the speed with which he donated the land for the project .

He said the land which is about 413 hectares was donated by the Katsina government and it has promised to increase it .

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