Kano Dry Port to commence operation Jan 2018

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The Chairman of Dala Inland Dry Port Nigeria Limited Kano, Alhaji Ahmed Rabi’u, has said that commercial activities are expected to commence in earnest at port by January next year.

The chairman made the disclosure while fielding questions from journalists during a sensitisation workshop on ‘Understanding Basic International Trade and Complaints Redress Mechanism in Export/Import Trade’ organized by the North West Zone of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) in Dutse.

He maintained that his company, which won the concession for operating the Kano Dry Port in 2003, was only waiting for the declaration of the facility, port of origin and destination for the final technical arrangement and formal take of the port.

“I am assuring you that by the next six months activities in the port will start in earnest. All technical arrangements have been concluded with the exception of the declaration which we are expecting to be formalised in the next three weeks.

“In terms of revenue, we are also expecting to generate trillions of naira because Kano constitutes 75 to 80 per cent of Nigerian cargo export,” he added.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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