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Shippers’ Council visits Borno state Government…. Begins discussion on Maiduguri Inland Dry Port

The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Rt. Hon. Emmanuel Jime led the Councils’ Management on a courtesy visit to the Governor of Borno State, His Excellency Prof. Babagana Zulum.

Jime spoke extensively on the progress recorded by the Council towards the development of Inland Dry Ports across various locations in the country.

According to him, NSC has successfully delivered Dala Inland Dry Port project and have started operation, adding that the Funtua Inland Dry Port has been declared the port of origin and final destination.

The NSC boss maintained that the Inland Dry Port (IDP) project is being facilitated by the Council to bring shipping services to the door- step of the shippers at the hinterland, decongest the seaports, create employment opportunities for citizens, as well as accrue substantial revenue for the government.

In an interview with Shipper, Jime lauded the Borno State Governor, His Excellency Professor Babagana Zulum for his readiness to resuscitate the development of Inland Dry Port project in Borno State.

In his Response, the Executive Governor of Borno State, His Excellency, Professor Babagana Zulum, appreciated the visit by Honourable Jime’s led team.

Zulum, who expressed commitment to IDP’s project development in the state, said Borno is state with a lot of business activities which necessitate the re-activation of Inland Dry Port project.

In an interview with the Shipper, a potential investor of the Inland Dry Port, Mallam Babakura Kolobe said the development of Inland Dry Port in Borno would turn the state to an investment haven and a regional hub in the North East Region. According to him, the IDP project will not only serve Borno but its neighbouring countries like Chad and Niger Republic.


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