At last, President Muhammad Buhari will on Monday 31st January 2023, commission the Dala International Inland Dry Port at Zawachiki in Kumbotso local government area of Kano state.
The Managing Director, Ahmad Rabiu stated this while addressing newsmen on the preparation for the inauguration of the port at its headquarters in Kano.
Ahmad Rabiu who was joined by the chairman of the inland dry port Alhaji Abubakar Sahabu Bawuro said its the first international inland dry port where cargoes will go anywhere in the world from Kano State, without follow-up to any Seaports across Nigeria.
Ahmad Rabiu told newsmen that the federal government under President Muhammad Buhari has given all the support required for the take up noting that they have met the requirement on infrastructure and other critical amenities.
The MD said the stacking area has the capacity of containing 20 thousand units of containers before moving anywhere at any time noting that the area covers 6 hectares of land and the management is willing to add more.
According to Ahmad Rabiu all the requirements needed for clearance by businessmen,customs duty will be done right from Kano without follow-up to any seaport in Nigeria.
On his part the chairman of Dala Inland Dry Port, Alhaji Abubakar Sahabu Bawuro said the port is prepared technically, and physically with interested partners and is going to boost businesses in Kano, Nigeria and Africa in general; and urged members of the press to partner with the management in ensuring efficiency emphasizing that the place is not a monument but a business venture.
The chairman said Dala Inland Dry Port is now a solution to the problems brought about by the seaports and they will introduce cargo tracking and door-to-door delivery of goods and services
He said the success of the inland dry port is a joint venture between the state government, business community, regulatory agencies and Federal Government of Nigeria and to make business in Kano and its neighborhood more competitive.