Nassarawa State Set To Collaborate With NSC On IDP Project

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.
Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Barr.Pius Akutah, disclosed this after a closed door meeting with the   Executive Governor of Nassarawa State, His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi Sule.
According to the Council’s Assistant Director, Public Relations, Rebecca Adamu,  the ES who briefed newsmen after the meeting on Saturday hinted that   the Governor  has already  issued directives on how the project can be actualized for the benefit of   shippers in the state.
The  Chief Executive Officer  further disclosed that    the State Governor has directed the Attorney General of Nassarawa State to meet with  the  management of the Nassarawa Investment Agency to actualize the aspiration.
According to him,  Nassarwa State produces a large volume of  sesame seed which necessitates the establishment  of the Inland Dry Port   in the State.
The NSC boss  hinted  that  the 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

His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi Sule,
Executive Governor, Nassarawa State with Barr.Pius Akutah, Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Shippers’ Council
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, Akutah 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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