The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Emmanuel Jimeh has assured the Kano business communities of timely and door-step delivery of goods.
Speaking at the designation of Dala Inland Dry port as an import and export base, Jime explained that the measure would decongest seaports and boost businesses.
“It will have a great impact on the nation’s economy and Kano will represent a turning point as a game changer.
He said Niger, and Chad as far as central African countries, could use the port to do their businesses.
“We can have monumental development taking place here in Kano,” he said.
Jimeh further explained that goods transported by train were cheaper than by road.
The dry port centres are geared towards promoting efficient transportation, and cost-effectiveness at Nigerian ports and enhancing trade facilitation.
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, represented by Deputy Governor Nasir Gawuna, said kano was a commercial investment nerve centre in Nigeria, hence the designation of Dala as an inland Dry port was timely.
“Kano has the history of being a major commercial and manufacturing centre in west African sub-region even before the incorporation of the country into the European system of global commerce.”
The project would harness the resource potentials of the state towards improving the livelihood of the teaming populace.
On his part, the Managing Director of Dala Inland Dry Port, Alhaji Ahmad Rabiu, commended the federal and state governments for their tireless efforts in ensuring that the project was a success. nan.