Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has defended the planned construction of Transportation University in Daura, Katsina State.
Daura is the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari and the construction of the N18 billion project is scheduled to start in 2019
Addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, Amaechi said there is nothing special about building the university in the president’s hometown.
“The president did not even know I will choose Katsina State. The reason, is that, it is part of Nigeria. If we sited it in Sokoto, it is still part of Nigeria. So why is the emphasis on Daura?” he asked.
“If I had chosen Port Harcourt, Enugu, that is the same way I would have chosen any other place. The people of there should not be; deprived of these things because the president is from there.”