=== (AGENDAWATCGDOG) === Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi, during the weekend, inspected the Dala Inland Dry Port, while also commissioning the North-West Zonal Directorate Office Complex of the Nigerian Shippers Council in Kano State.
According to the minister, the citing of the Dry Port in Kano is due to the ancient city’s position as an economic hub.
“You can’t ignore the economic importance of Kano. This kind of project is cited where it will be of economic value to Nigerians and the people of Kano.
“We were here to commission the zonal headquarters of Nigerian Shippers Council so those who do the shipping and do import and export will find it easy to operate from here. And other states will benefit. Businesses will continue to thrive,” he said.
Amaechi added that the establishment of Dala Inland Dry Port, in Kano is an effort of the Federal Government at bringing shipping and related services to the doorstep of consumers, particularly those located in the hinterland.
“I, therefore, implore the good people of Kano and its environs to put to optimal and beneficial use, the Dala Inland Dry Port, when fully completed,” the Minister added.
Governor Umar Ganduje in his address appreciated the efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration in making the port a reality.
The governor thanked President Buhari for the “Good and kind gesture for making Kano, the real commercial nerve centre for the North and some West African countries.”