The Federal government has stated that with the commencement of cargo delivery by rail to the Kaduna Inland Dry Port, a new vista of commercial opportunities have been opened not only for Northern businessmen, but also for neighbouring countries.
The Minister of Transportation Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi said this while inaugurating the port in Kakuri, Kaduna State.
According to him, the progressive effort of the present administration in rail rehabilitation and construction was aimed at ensuring effective inter-modal transport connectivity nationwide.
Amaechi noted that the dry port will greatly provide the needed stimulus for massive economic growth in Kaduna state and the country at large.
“This Inland Port would not only reduce transport costs but also bring shipping to the door-steps of shippers as it will also stimulate economic growth and prosperity”, he added.
The Minister, represented by the Director of Maritime Services, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Alh. Sani Galadanci noted that dry ports are transport infrastructure projects promoted by the Ministry and Nigerian Shippers’ Council as part of the solutions to problems faced by hinterland shippers.