The federal government has said plans are underway to connect the Federal University of Transportation Daura, Katsina State to the national grid.
The government also said it would find a lasting solutions to the water challenges faced by students of the school.

The institution which commenced academic activities earlier in the year currently runs 15 courses with over 500 students. The Minister of Transportation, Said Alkali, disclosed this after inspecting facilities at the university.

He said he believes tackling electricity, water and other challenges in the institution would make the learning experience easy for the students.
The Minister also expressed hope that the university would record significant growth and expansion following its enlistment as a beneficiary of interventions of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund).

Speaking on plans for the institution, he said: “I observed that there are lots of challenges most especially water and electricity. I have spoken with the contractor and to God be the glory, we have extracted commitment from the contractor; CCECC that the university will be connected to the national grid. We will also find a lasting solution to the water problem.”

He also hinted that he got a Presidential order to continue and sustain projects and contracts he inherited in the ministry.

“When I took over as the Minister of Transportation, I was directed by President Bola Tinubu, to continue with all the existing contracts, not only to continue but to sustain the contracts with the Ministry of Transportation.”

May 10, 2024

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