President Muhammadu Buhari has given assent to the bill to establish the Federal University of Transportation, Daura in Katsina State as a training institution for the development of transportation engineering, logistics and other courses of interest that will support a modern transportation industry.
The bill was passed by the Senate on the 6th of April, 2022, and by the House of Representatives on the 22nd of November 2022. The Bill was presented to President Muhammadu Buhari on the 1st of March 2023 and was assented on the 30th of March 2023.
The Act establishing the university 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.
A copy of the bill was presented to the Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo by a former member representing Daura/Maidua/Sandamu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Prof. Umar Adam Katsayal, 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.