BILL TO ESTABLISH THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TRANSPORTATION, DAURA, SIGNED INTO LAW
President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the bill to establish the Federal University of Transportation, Daura, Kastina State.
The Educational facility is chiefly a training institute for the development of transportation engineering, logistics and will as well offer other courses of interest to support Post-modern transportation industry.
MU’AZU JAJI SAMBO, HON.MINISTER OF TRANSPORTATION
The said bill was passed by the Senate on the 6th of April, 2022, and by the House of Representatives on the 22nd of November 2022 and presented to President Muhammadu Buhari on the 1st of March 2023 and was signed into law on the 30th of March 2023.
The Act provides the legislative framework for the establishment of the Federal University, Daura, Katsina State to explore in-depth and continuous cutting-edge research in transportation engineering, logistics and other courses of interest that will support the transportation industry and offer diverse courses in its core area of interest leading to the award of first degrees, postgraduate degrees, diploma and other professional certificates.
The transportation University Daura would, among other things, pave way for the domestication of railway engineering and general transportation sciences in Nigeria, thereby bridging the technology and skill gap in the railway and ultimately the transportation sector. It is believed that the University can reach the target of training people, technology transfer and developing the railway industry which is in huge demand in Nigeria and the West African region as a whole. The University is expected to mark a new level of growth and economic and educational development in our economy, enhance managerial capacity, pave the way for innovation in Nigeria’s transport system, and create more job opportunities.
A copy of the bill was presented to the Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo by the former member representing Daura/Maidua/Sandamu Federal Constituency, Prof. Umar Adam Katsayal, mni who is the consultant on the establishment of the University as well as the Chairman Interim Management Committee of the University and the Chairman CCECC Nigeria Limited, Mr Jason Zhang. CCECC is constructing the University as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at no cost to the Federal Republic of Nigeria