Nigerian Senate Passes Bill To Establish $50m Transportation University In Buhari’s Home Town

The Senate has passed a bill that seeks to establish a Federal University of Transportation in President Muhammadu Buhari’s hometown, Daura, Katsina State.

The proposed university is pegged at $50 million and is already 50 per cent completed.

The bill was passed during plenary on Wednesday after the lawmakers considered a report by the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND.

The committee was tasked with conducting public hearing and further legislative work after the second reading of the bill.

Sponsored by Oyo senator, Abdulfatai Buhari, the legislation seeks to give legal backing to the proposed university, which he described as the first of its kind in Nigeria and Africa.

During the second reading, the senator had said the institution will properly safeguard and sustain the huge investment of the federal government in the land transport sector.

He also said it will boost and complement the wagon assembly plant situated at Kajola, Ogun State.

The bill, he added, seeks to address the need for a transport-focused education, training and research-based institution to compliment the dearth of human capacity in the transportation sector with a deepened focus on the nation’s rejuvenated railways.

Both the senator and the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, had disclosed that $50 million will be used to establish the university.

-Premium Times

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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