Inland Dry Port Project: Nassarawa State Govt Partners Shippers' Council

Inland Dry Port Project: Nassarawa State Govt  Partners Shippers' Council
Nassarawa State Government has expressed willingness to partner with the Nigerian Shippers' Council (NSC)  to  facilitate the establishment of Inland Dry Port (IDP) in the State. 

The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Shippers' Council, Barr.Pius Akutah, disclosed this after a closed door meeting with the   Executive Governor of Nassarawa State, His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi Sule.

The Executive Secretary briefed newsmen after the meeting  that the Governor  has already  issued directives on how the project can be actualized for the benefit of   shippers in the state.

According to the press statement by the Assistant Director, Public Relations,Nigerian Shippers' Council,  Rebecca Adamu  disclosed that the State Governor has directed the Attorney General of Nassarawa State to meet with  the  management of the Nassarawa Investment Agency to actualize the aspiration. 

  "Nassarwa State produces a large volume of  sesame seed which necessitates the establishment  of the Inland Dry Port in the State. 

Barr. Akutah also said that Nassarawa State Government is planning to visit   the Nigerian Shippers' Council as part of the efforts  to fast-track the development of the  Inland Dry Port project in the State. 
He stated that  Nasarrawa State is an advocate  of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA ),  and   would  ensure awareness creation in respect of  the importance of the trade agreement for exporters  in the state. 

"It would be recalled that Nigerian Shippers' Council as the ports economic regulator also facilitates the development of Inland  Dry Port projects in the six-geo political zones of the country.

"The idea is to bring shipping facilities nearer to the hinterlands as well as decongest the seaports.

The Chief Executive Officer of the NSC, Akutah believes that the dry ports project in many parts of the country  will boost  employment  opportunities for Nigerians and increase  substantial revenue generation  for the government.

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