The Kaduna Inland Port is creating more jobs for Nigerian youths and also boosting importation and exportation of goods and services.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi while on inspection visit says the Nigerian Government is ready to do whatever it takes to get the port going.
Mr Amaechi said after “the completion of the road construction and increased activities, the port would be commissioned before the end of the year.’’
He stated that some of the narrow gauge would be open and 20 additional locomotives would be brought in and deployed to Lagos-Kano and Portharcourt-Maiduguri rails.
The minister commended the Kaduna State government for its commitment and support to the project and putting in place infrastructure needed for the effective run of the facility.
The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council, Mr Hassan Bello said the organisation was working with international organisations to ensure that Kaduna inland port was recognised internationally.
The Kaduna State Governor, Mr Nasir El-Ruffai said the project was about creating Jobs.
According to him, this will help to transact with the world without having to go to Lagos following the heavy traffic and inconveniences at the seaport.
The governor also promised adequate security to ensure that no one is at risk.