Senate Ashafa urges Nigerian Varsities to train railway engineers
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport, Senator Gbenga Ashafa has called on faculties of engineering in Nigerian Universities to immediately commence the training of rail-infrastructure engineers.
He made the call on Tuesday at the ground-breaking ceremony to mark the commencement of the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge railway system with an extension to the Lagos port complex, Apapa.
The railway project was commissioned by the acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN).
Ashafa, who represents the Lagos East Senatorial District in the Senate noted that the training would prepare Nigerian engineers for the huge opportunities in railway with the increased attention on the sector.
“It is imperative that the engineering departments of our universities maximise the gestation period of this project, to develop a syllabus on railway engineering for our undergraduates”. He said.