The Kaduna State Governor, Ramalan Yero, has announced the establishment of a state-owned University of Technology in Kafanchan.
Mr. Yero was speaking as the guest of honour at the annual Kagoro Cultural Day. also known as Afan Day Festival, in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
“In view of the challenges being faced in securing admission into universities by our students, our administration has concluded plans to upgrade the Kafanchan Campus of the Kaduna State University, KASU, into a full-fledged University of Technology,” Mr. Yero said.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Vice President, Namadi Sambo, who also attended the event, congratulated the people of Kagoro for sustaining the age-long cultural event, which dates back over four centuries and is celebrated every New Year Day.
In his speech, the Chief of Kagoro, Ufuwai Bonet, thanked Governor Yero for the numerous development projects he brought to the local government and appealed for their completion.
The traditional ruler expressed happiness over the peace in his chiefdom which led to the successful hosting of the Afan Festival.
A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress [APC] in Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufa’i, was also at the event.
Mr. Yero is the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] for the state.