There are strong indications that the much-expected commissioning of the Dala Inland Dry Port, will no longer hold on Monday.
The Managing Director, Dala Inland Dry Port , Ahmad Rabiu had on Friday hinted that President Muhammadu Buhari would commission the Inland Dry Port on Monday, Jan. 31.
But, a source close to the owners of the port confirmed to our correspondent also on Friday that the commissioning had been rescheduled.
Rabiu, had in the statement on Friday in Abuja, said all was set for the commissioning of the port at Zawachiki in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State.
According to him, the port is the first international inland dry port to move cargoes from Kano to any part of the world without follow up to any sea ports across Nigeria.
Rabiu commended the Federal Government under President Buhari for providing all the support required for the take off, noting that they had met the requirements on infrastructure and other critical amenities.
The managing director said the stacking area of the port had the capacity of containing 20 thousand units of containers before moving anywhere at any time.
He said that the area covered six hectares of land and the management was willing to add more.
Rabiu further stated that all the requirements needed for clearance by business men, customs duty would be done right from Kano without follow up to any sea port in Nigeria.
Responding, the Chairman, Dala Inland Dry Port, Alhaji Abubakar Bawuro had also said that the management of the port was prepared technically, physically and with interested partners to boost businesses in Kano, Nigeria and Africa in general.
According to Bawuro, Dala Inland Dry Port is now a solution to the problems brought about by the sea ports and they will introduce cargo tracking and door to door delivery of goods and services.
He said the success of the inland dry port was a joint venture between state government, business community, regulatory agencies and Federal Government of Nigeria and would make business in Kano and its neighbourhood more competitive.
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