Monday, November 12, 2018
Advertisement

Amaechi: GE, CCECC to build transport universities in Nigeria

Amaechi: GE, CCECC to build transport universities in Nigeria
August 25
14:21 2017
Advertisement

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says General Electric (GE) and the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation Ltd (CCECC), will build universities of transportation in Nigeria.

Speaking at The Osasu Show symposium in Abuja on Friday, Amaechi said the government is not only focusing on making the rail lines in Nigeria work, but also building capacity for Nigerians.

The minister said the two major construction companies building the rails across Nigeria, will also build universities of transportation to train and empower Nigerians to build locomotives in about 10 to 15 years.

Amaechi said by the end of 2017, CCECC will be taking about 100 Nigerians to China to learn at undegraduate, postgraduate and PhD levels to return to Nigeria as faculty for the university of transportation.

The former governor of Rivers state however added tthat Nigeria’s fabrication of locomotive as taught at the upcoming universities will be hinged on the ability of the Ajaokuta Stell mill to function effectively.

“In the next 10 to 15 years, we should be able to fabricate locomotives, fabricate coaches — but in fabricating locomotives and coaches, we need to fix Ajaokuta steel mill,” Amaechi said.

The minister also revealed that CCECC will deliver on the Lagos-Ibadan segment of the Lagos-Kano rail line by December 2018.

He said the development of Nigeria’s rail infrastructure will create many jobs and grow the nation’s economy.

RECEIVE ALERTS FROM THECABLE

BBM CHANNEL C0038F78B
WHATSAPP 08113975334
TWITTER @thecableng
Copyright 2018 TheCable. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from TheCable.
Tags
Advertisement

Social Comments

2 Comments

  1. Ety
    Ety August 25, 18:40

    This will be interesting, but having a university of transport, why not consolidate on the existing Faculty of Engineering and equip the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.

    Reply to this comment
  2. navi
    navi September 01, 20:38

    Wasting resources. we have NITT, many universities running transportation courses. May be we need deliverances on how to manage resources

    Reply to this comment

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

*

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Exchange Rates

November 9, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
LAGOS360485425
KANO361483423
PH362482423
ABUJA362481423
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement