Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says he has no regrets for having the University of Transportation in Daura, Katsina State.
Daura is the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking at the ground-breaking of the university in Daura on Monday, Mr Amaechi said he could not understand the fuss being made about the university’s location.
“When we sited the factory at Kajola, there was no noise, nobody debated about it, nobody abused us for it unlike the site for the University.
“Daura is in Nigeria, it is not in any other part of the world. It is not in Niger Republic, Biafra or Mali, it is in Nigeria. So, what is wrong in siting the University of Transportation in Daura?
“I have no regret siting this university where I have sited it, it is not because I want to get any gain,” Amaechi said.
The minister commended the governor of Katsina for swiftly donating 413 hectares of land for the project.
Amaechi also commended various governors, ministers, stakeholders, the Chinese government and all who made the project a success.
Chairman, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Ibrahim Hassan, described the university as the first of its kind which would boost the economy and educational quest of Nigerians.
Hassan said that Engineering courses related to transportation would be introduced, adding that courses like marine, road, rail and inland water transportation would be the main focus.