Governor of The Kaduna State, Ramalan Yero, has announced the establishment of a state-owned University of Technology in Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government Area of the state.
The governor made this announcement as the guest of honour at the annual Kagoro Cultural Day also known as Afan Day Festival, in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna.
“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, 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 on 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 also expressed happiness over the prevailing peace in his chiefdom, which he noted led to the successful hosting of the Afan Festival.
A governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufa’i, was also at the event.