Dala Dry Port Will Boost Economy-Jime
The Executive Secretary/CEO of the Nigeria Shippers Council, NSC, Hon. Emmanuel Jime is optimistic that the Dala Inland Dry Port, IDP will boost trans-sahara trade developments and enhance the African Continental Free Trade Agreement, AfCFTA, when it becomes fully operational.
Speaking at the just concluded 16th National Council on Transportation and after inspection of the on-going construction at the Dala Inland Dry Port site at Zawachiki in Kano State, the NSC helmsman said “the Dala IDP when completed, will serve to decongest the seaports, reduce the cost of doing business and provide an avenue for shippers in the hinterland and neighboring countries like Niger, Chad, and Benin to have their cargoes transported to their doorsteps”.
Jime declared that the Dala Inland Dry Port is a pace-setter for other Dry Ports in the country.
On his part, the Chairman/CEO of the Dala Inland Dry Port, Abubakar Sahabo Bawuro thank the Kano State Government and Nigerian Shippers’ Council for their roles in bringing the IDP project to actualization.
Bawuro assured that the IDP will attract volumes of economic activities to Kano State, boostinfrastructural development, increase the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), as well as increase employment opportunities.
He therefore called for the support of the Council to fast track the conferment of the dry port’s status as a Port of Origin and Port of Destination. He assured that construction at the Dala IDP will be completed by the end of November 2021 and full operation will commence.