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The chairman of Dala Inland Dry Port (IDP) in Kano state, Abubakar Bawuro, says that the management has so far spent more than N5 billion on its construction.
Bawuro made the revelation during a visit to the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Mr. Emmanuel Jime, in Abuja on Tuesday.
The president said that the project, which would be ready for its inauguration in March, will further boost trade relations between Nigeria and the Republic of Niger.
According to him, more than 80 percent of the work on the project had already been completed and the rest should be ready by February.
He said that extensive work has been done in key areas of the ports, including the seaport container stacking area, warehouse, administrative block, electricity supply and access road network.
”If you look at them and evaluate them on average, we can safely say that we have achieved more than 80 percent completion.
”We want to assure you that we will work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that we achieve the goal of building and commissioning the port of March.
Dala Inland Dry Port spends over N5billion for construction.

The chairman of Dala Inland Dry Port (IDP) in Kano state, Abubakar Bawuro, says that the management has so far spent more than N5 billion on its construction.

Bawuro made the revelation during a visit to the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Mr. Emmanuel Jime, in Abuja on Tuesday.

The president said that the project, which would be ready for its inauguration in March, will further boost trade relations between Nigeria and the Republic of Niger.

According to him, more than 80 percent of the work on the project had already been completed and the rest should be ready by February.

He said that extensive work has been done in key areas of the ports, including the seaport container stacking area, warehouse, administrative block, electricity supply and access road network.

”If you look at them and evaluate them on average, we can safely say that we have achieved more than 80 percent completion.

”We want to assure you that we will work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure that we achieve the goal of building and commissioning the port of March.

“The idea of ​​the port is not only to limit its operation to Nigeria, but through the Kano-Maradi rail link, to do more business in Niger and other neighboring countries,” he said.

Bawuro said that the state government had spent about N2.7 billion, while private investors had taken care of the completion of the warehouse, the stacking area, the administrative block, the security arrangement and ICT, among others. .

The president, who praised the efforts of the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, in the various sub-sectors of the project, called on him to attract President Muhammadu Buhari for the inauguration of the port.

While also acknowledging the efforts of the NSC Executive Secretary, the President called for further support from the council to achieve the essence of the port.

In response, the head of the NSC, Mr. Emmanuel Jime, pledged to provide all necessary support to ensure the success of Dala IDP.

“Not only will this project be viable and open a shipping trend throughout Northern Nigeria, but it will also help Nigeria become the shipping hub we want to be in the entire West African sub-region.

”The IDP will decongest the ports, make businesses more profitable, among other things.

“We will continue to be very strong in our commitment to you to allow for more publicity, for people to know that such a facility exists, for businesses to take advantage of it,” he said.

He praised the Kano state government for its support of the project, while urging other state governments to follow suit and emulate the gesture.

The executive secretary urged the concessionaires to guarantee a good quality service to ensure the viability of the port.

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