Chinese firm to build $50m varsity in Buhari’s hometown for free – Amaechi

Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi

Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi has said that the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) will build a transport university in Daura, Katsina State for free.

Daura is the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mr Amaechi said the project would cost $50 million and that the company recently got approval from the state government to commence building.

The minister said, during his visit to the construction site on Saturday, that the project estimated for completion in September 2021 would also include the construction of primary and secondary schools within the university premises.

“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,” he said.

“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.”