The FGN has started the construction of the country's first transportation university assisted by a Chinese firm China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC).
The construction of the new specialized academic institution is on a 413-hectare of land in Daura, the birthplace of Buhari in Nigeria's northern state of Katsina.
When completed, the University of Transportation will focus on research and development of human capital for the country's transport sector as well as economic and educational development in Africa's largest economy.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday attended the project's groundbreaking ceremony noting the university as the first of its kind in Africa, said it will provide technical skills, enhance managerial capacity and pave way for innovation in Nigeria's transport system.
"When established, the university would, among other things, pave way for the domestication of railway engineering and general transportation sciences in Nigeria, thereby bridging the technology and skill gap in the railway and ultimately transportation sector,"
The completion of the university's construction is expected within 18 months.