Cameroon, Niger, others set to patronize Kano Dry Port

Jack Acheme, Kano

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Leaders of many African countries have indicated interest to fully patronize the multi-billion Naira signature Kano Dry Port project as it nears commissioning.

 

Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje gave the indication when he paid an assessment tour to the facility.

 

“All the Presidents of Niger Republic, Chad, Cameroon and Central Africa have indicated their interest and readiness to be using Kano Dry Port for their imports and exports. They all accepted to send their officials to come and discuss with authorities over modus operandi of the new Dry Port, which is the biggest in the country before it takes off,” he said.

 

He Commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment in creating the enabling environment for businesses to thrive in the state, acknowledging that, “his (Buhari’s) seriousness signify his love for the state to bounce back economically, …as a commercial hub for Northern Nigeria and some neighbouring African countries.”

 

He called on the would-be-managers of the Port to make sure that they run everything digitally explaining that, “we are in a digital world. You should therefore make sure that you comply with the digital demand and operate within the realm of global best practice.”

 

Governor Ganduje expressed satisfaction over the level of progress and commitment of both contractors and consultants.

 

The governor was taken round the facility by the Chairman of Dala Inland Dry Port, Sahabo Abubakar Bawuro and the Managing Director, Ahmed Rabi’u.

 

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