President Muhammadu Buhari will on Monday, November 29; perform the groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Transportation, Daura. Further, he will commission the Kwanar Gwante (Shargalle Road); which is off Kano-Daura Road in Katsina State.
This was contained in a statement via the Senior Special Assistant to Buhari on Media and Publicity; Garba Shehu.
Additionally, he stated that Buhari had since arrived in Daura, Katsina State; after attending the 5th Summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.
According to him, the president arrived the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua International Airport at 4.20 p.m; furthermore, he was received by Governor Aminu Masari.
He said: ”The President, who is on a five-day official visit to the state; will on Monday participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the University of Transportation, Daura; and commission the Kwanar Gwante (Shargalle Road), which is off Kano-Daura Road.
STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
PRESIDENT BUHARI ARRIVES DAURA TO COMMISSION TRANSPORT UNIVERSITY, SHARGALLE ROAD ON MONDAY
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) November 29, 2019
”The specialised university, which will be built by CCECC Nigerian Ltd; will focus on research and development of human capital for the transport sector.
”The President will depart Daura on Tuesday for Kaduna.”
Meanwhile, the news that Buhari is set to lay the foundation for a University of Transportation in his hometown set Twitter agog; with a lot of users mocking the development.
Here is also a section of some tweets:
Federal Polytechnic and University of Transportation in Buhari's Daura.
Military University in Buratai's Biu
Air Force University in Sadiq's Bauchi.
Maybe Lafia too will get Police University courtesy of IGP Adamu. https://t.co/5jmOile7cP
— ADÉKÚNLÉ (@adekunleth) November 29, 2019
University of Transportation, Daura….
Who will attend a University in Buhari's village?
— Iho Terence Terna? (@IhoTerence) November 29, 2019
Buhari will lay the foundation stone of the University of Transportation in Daura, Katsina ~Bashir Ahmed (SA to Buhari)
Just a reminder:
Army university Borno
Police Academic Kano
But RUGA in South-East & South-West
— M Abba (@M_Abba_) November 29, 2019
The only university of transportation is going to daura…Buhari’s village !!
Now I understand why people say buhari’s regime is full of nepotism…
— ⭐️ BUOY (@starr_buoy) November 29, 2019
Meanwhile, Buhari on Thursday; returned to the Senate with the Federal Government’s 2016-2018 external borrowing plan.
This was contained in a letter addressed to the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. Specifically, Buhari asked the lawmakers to approve the request; as part of the contents of the letter. Further, the request according to the President is pursuant to Sections 21 and 27 of the Debt Management Office Establishment Etc, Act.
Equally important, this borrowing plan is coming in the wake of revelation by the Debt Management Office; that the nation is presently owing over N25.7 trillion.
The president had sent the loan request initially estimated at $29.96 billion to the 8th Senate in 2016. However, it was not totally approved by the lawmakers.
Indeed, approval was only granted for emergency projects in the North-East; and the China-assisted railway modernisation project out of the 39 projects covered in the plan.
Buhari said the loan was “critical to the delivery of the government’s policies and programmes” and asked the lawmakers to approve it.