President Muhammadu Buhari will be commissioning the Dala Inland dry port in Kano State on Monday 31st January 2023.
Ahmad Rabiu, the managing director of the Dala Inland Dry Port disclosed this to newsmen while giving an account of the preparation for the inauguration of the port at its headquarters in Kano.
Rabiu, who was joined by Abubakar Sahabu Bawuro, the chairman of the inland dry port, said that Dala is 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.
He said that the Federal Government has given all the support required for the take up, adding that they have met the requirement on infrastructure and other critical amenities.
According to him, the stacking area has the capacity of accommodating 20,000 units of containers before moving anywhere at any time.
He said that the area covers six hectares of land and the management is willing to add more.
He said that 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, Abubakar Sahabu Bawuro, the chairman of Dala Inland Dry Port, said the management of the port is prepared technically, physically with interested partners and is going to boost businesses in Kano, Nigeria and Africa in general.
He urged members of the press to partner with the management in ensuring efficiency emphasising that the place is not a monument but a business venture.
He 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 added that the success of the inland dry port is a joint venture between state government, business community, regulatory agencies and Federal Government of Nigeria and to make business in Kano and its neighborhood more competitive.