The Senate has passed a bill establishing the Federal University of Transportation in Daura, Katsina State.
The upper legislative chamber passed the bill for third reading after the presentation of a report to that effect by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Ahmad Babba Kaita.
While presenting the report on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday, Kaita said the university would close the gap in knowledge of the transportation sector.
The Senator said the university would create capacity and generate job opportunities for Nigerians.
According to him, the university, being the first of its kind in the West African sub-region, has the capacity of wooing foreign investors to the country.
“The envisaged university of transportation has immense benefits, especially in closing the huge gap in knowledge about transportation business and enhancing technical skills, while ensuring technology transfer from the most developed nations such as China, USA, South Korea, etc to benefit the Nigerian transportation industry,” Kaita said.
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