Federal Government to use Kano inland dry port to decongest Lagos – Minister

Minister of Trade and Investment Doris Nkiryuka Uzoka Anite has said that the Federal Government will use the Kano inland dry port to decongest Lagos ports for more flow of import and export.

The minister, who was at the Kano Dala Inland Dry Port on an inspection visit on Thursday, said the administration of President Bola Tinubu is highly interested in creating a one-stop business opportunity in the country.

She said the Kano Dala Inland Dry Port will certainly be a critical place where the government will intervene to rejuvenate the economy.

The government of President Tinubu is highly interested in collaborative business efforts that would grow the nation’s economy, and Dala Inland Dry Port is one place that the government will use in this regard,” she said.

Speaking, the managing director of the dry port, Ahmad Rabiu, hinted that local producers will have ease in exporting through the port to countries such as China.

Rabiu noted that the operations of the port are helping to fast-track the movement of cargo, as the number of days required to send cargo has reduced tremendously.

One of the most visible benefits of the port to businesses in the Northwest, and Kano, especially, is that moving cargoes to the seaport in Lagos for export is now faster, and the amount of money that is expended to accommodate the staff accomplishing the cargoes in hotels, as well as other auxiliary expenses, have been eliminated,” he stated.

He also added that the Kano-Maradi rail, when completed, will “greatly enhance our operations and boost our patronage.”

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