NSC, Nassarawa State Govt Partners To Facilitate Establishment Of  Inland Dry Port Project 
By: Bisi Akingbade

The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Shippers' Council, Barr.Pius Akutah has disclosed that the Nassarawa State Government has expressed willingness to partner with the Nigerian Shippers' Council, NSC  to facilitate the establishment of Inland Dry Port, IDP in the State. 

Barr. Akutah, made this. known after a closed door meeting with the Executive Governor of Nassarawa State, His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi Sule.

Akutah hinted newsmen that  the Governor  has already  issued directives on how the project can be actualized for the benefit of shippers in the state.

He also affirmed that State Governor has directed the Attorney General of Nassarawa State to meet with  the  management of the Nassarawa Investment Agency to actualize the aspiration. 
 "Nassarawa State produces a large volume of  sesame seed which necessitates the establishment  of the Inland Dry Port   in the State.".

In a press release signed by the Assistant Director, Public Relations
Nigerian Shippers' Council, Rebecca Adamu, the  NSC boss stated that the Nassarawa State Government is planning to  visit the Nigerian Shippers' Council as part of the efforts  to fast-track the development of the  Inland Dry Port project in the State. 

He also  stressed that  Nasarrawa State is an advocate  of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA ),  and   would  ensure awareness creation in respect of  the importance of the trade agreement for exporters  in the state. 

"It would be recalled that Nigerian Shippers' Council as the ports economic regulator also facilitates the development of Inland  Dry Port projects in the six-geo political zones of the country.

"The idea is to bring shipping facilities nearer to the hinterlands as well as decongest the seaports.

The Chief Executive Officer of the NSC, believes that the dry ports project in many parts of the country  will boost  employment  opportunities for Nigerians and increase  substantial revenue generation  for the government.

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