Amaechi: I Have No Regrets Building Transport University in Buhari’s Hometown


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As President inaugurates N18bn project
Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi Monday said he has no regrets for building the Transport University in President Muhammadu Buhari’s home town, Sadanmu, Daura, Katsina State.
Amaechi argued that this was because the site of the University was not outside Nigeria.
The Minister said this following some criticisms that the site of the University by the Minister was sycophantic.
But Amaechi said during the occasion of groundbreaking ceremony in Daura, “Anybody who accuses me of being a sycophant; let me admit it in advance that I am a sycophant. And if you know the president very well, you will know that sycophancy does not sit well with Mr. President.
“Daura is in Nigeria. It is not in any other part of the world. It is not in Niger; it is not in Biafra; it is not in Mali; it is in Nigeria; so, what is wrong in siting a University of Transportation in Daura. I have no regret citing this university in Daura.”
President Muhammadu Buhari during the groundbreaking ceremony of the University which will cost N18 billion said it will be completed in one and half year.
Buhari said the University when completed will help in bringing rapid development to the transport sector.
He said that the University and Rolling Stock Assembly plant projects have demonstrated the commitment of Messrs. CCECC to having a long-term relationship with Nigeria.
He said this relationship will create more avenues for collaboration between the parties and will no doubt assist the enhancement of the bilateral relationship between China and Nigeria.
The President said that the University will help Nigeria to domesticate railway engineering and transportation.
“It is therefore my expectation that in no distant future, Nigeria as a result of the graduands from this university will effectively operate and maintain the numerous railway infrastructure and services which my government is vigorously developing across the country.”


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