Universities urged to develop rail infrastructure courses

The chairman of the Senate Committee on Land Transport, Gbenga Ashafa, has called on faculties of engineering in Nigerian universities to immediately commence the training of rail infrastructure engineers, reports This Day.

He made the call recently at the ground-breaking ceremony to mark the commencement of the construction of the Lagos-Kano standard gauge railway system with an extension to the Lagos port complex, Apapa.

The senator said: “This would adequately prepare our young engineers for the maintenance of the country’s railway infrastructure upon handing over by the expatriates who will handle the construction and also prepare them for jobs that would be available in the industry, in view of the potential of the project to create an estimated 250,000 jobs.”
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