Kaduna Dry Port Will Generate Employment Opportunities – Amaechi

Rotimi Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has lauded the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) for promoting Dry Port and Truck Transit Park (TTP) in Kaduna State and across the country.
The Minister said that the dry port will generate employment opportunities and boost the local and national economy.
He made this known yesterday in Kaduna while speaking at the collaborative seminar organised by the NSC and Inland Container Nigeria Limited (ICNL).
According to Mr. Amaechi, the Dry Port and TTP projects were conceived as part of solutions to the problem of hinterland shippers’ inadequate access to seaports and frequent congestion.
He added that the frequent congestion at seaports had led to loss of cargo in transit, carnage and accidents.
“The inland Dry Port, therefore, has the potential benefits of not only reducing transport cost and bringing shipping to the door steps of the shippers, but will generate employment opportunities to the teeming people and boost the local and national economy”, he said.
The minister stressed that the importance of Kaduna as an administrative capital of Northern Nigeria, and a center of commerce and industry drawing huge agricultural trade in local and export volumes, makes it a suitable choice for the inland dry depot project.
“It is common knowledge that Kaduna is host to a number of textiles and Argo-allied industries, a motor assembly plant among others, and therefore a most suitable location for the inland Dry Depot project”, Amaechi stated.

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