President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commended the Federal Ministry of Transportation for convincing the China civil engineering company (CECCC) to construct a university of transportation in Daura, Katsina state.

NAN reports that Buhari made the commendation during the groundbreaking ceremony of the newly established university in Daura on Monday.

He said the university would bring rapid development to the nations transport sector as well as generate both academic and non academic employment opportunities to Nigerians.

Buhari lauded the management of the Chinese company which pledged to construct the university as part of its corporate social responsibility.

He emphasized that such efforts would enhance the existing bilateral relationship between Nigeria and China as well as encourage patronage of local content.

He said his administration had placed much priority on repositioning the transport sector especially the construction of rail lines, roads and other transport-related utilities.

The President also said that his administration would continue to create job opportunities through the establishment of indigenous industries.