Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, has said the transport university to be sited in President Muhammadu Buhari’s hometown in Daura, Katsina State will be built by Chinese construction company (CCECC) for free.
Amaechi made this known during his visit to the construction site in Daura on Saturday, stating that the project is worth $50 million.
He said the project is already approved by the state government and construction would start at the end of September.
“There have been too much noise about them (CCECC) not constructing anything. When you got there you saw that they were constructing. They have just got the approval from the state government,” said the Minister.
“Proper construction will start at the end of September and hopefully they should be about to complete it at the end of September next year.
“This is not a railway contract. This is a gift from them (CCECC). I have said my assumption is that they should finish by next year September.
“The idea is that there should be a primary school in it, especially for those lecturers who will come from outside. There will be two building for the primary School, a secondary school and then the university.
“Don’t forget that it is a gift, so they may not be as dedicated as they will be when it comes to a proper contract.”
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