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Kaduna inland dry port record increased export of non-oil products

Kaduna inland dry port record increased export of non-oil products
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Officials of the Kaduna Inland dry port limited have said that the diversification of the nation’s sources of revenue from crude oil exportation to non-oil sector has begun to yield results as the level of export of agricultural and mining produce have increased.

They also said that the port recorded high level of cargo movements of agricultural and mining produces from the port to other countries, just as exports from Niger Republic, Chad, Benin Republic and other neighbouring West African Countries are now to be channeled abroad through the port.

Port General Manager, Rotimi Raimi, said at the seminar organized by the inland dry port in collaboration with Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Kaduna branch, titled “Optimizing importation and exportation of Non-oil produce through Kaduna inland dry port”, said that the revenue drive of the federal government has continued to be enhanced by the volume of non-oil exportation from the north.

According to him, produce that continues to attract high-level export includes ginger, beni seed and other mining products to other countries. Urging for an improved transportation system in the country to ease the activities of the Port, Raimi said, “I will like to seek for support of Nigeria railway corporation to provide more wagons and locomotives to move cargoes from Lagos seaport to our dry port.”

Meanwhile, the director of Port Services, Nigerian Shippers Council, Akin Makinde said that it is in the interest of the government to ensure that both export and import activities are enhanced in the north, in order to improve the nation’s revenue drive.

The Port General Manager, Rotimi Raimi, said at the seminar organized by Kaduna inland dry port in collaboration with
Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Kaduna branch, titled “Optimizing importation and exportation of Non-oil produce through Kaduna inland dry port”, said that the revenue drive of the federal government has continued to be enhanced by the volume of non-oil exportation from the north.
According to him, among the farmers produce that continue to attract high level export from the north is ginger, beni seed and other mining products to other countries.
Raimi pointed out that since the establishment of the dry port in Kaduna, last year January, “we have also received more than 4,000 cargoes compared to the situation in the past when we receive 20 cargoes”, saying that the establishment of the dry land port in Kaduna has impacted tremendously on northern economies.
He remarked that “In the recent times, several seminars were organized by Nigerian Shippers Council or in collaboration with Inland containers Nigeria limited to sensitize the business community and farmers about the dry port, its importance in Kaduna and hinterland areas including the neighbouring countries like Niger, chad, Mali etc.”
“We believe it will enhance the economic and commercial activities, create wealth expansion and employment of our young graduates in various areas of economic development in Kaduna state and areas states in the north”.
“We are here to speak more on issues relating to importation and exportation; the opportunity of the Kaduna inland dry port facility is positioned for your patronage to import direct and export from KIDP without any hindrances.

Nigeria is blessed with mineral resources across the land in our country, we cannot continue to rely on oil produce as our major source of revenue.”

” Kaduna state have the best quality of ginger in the world and there are so many crops and solid minerals product yet untapped, which are saddled with how to go about it for export. The KIDP platform is positioned to facilitate your export forwarding and import consignments”.
Urging for improvement transportation system in the country to ease the activities of the Port, Raimi said, “I will like to seek for support of Nigeria railway corporation to provide more wagons and

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