Governor Nasir El Rufai has revealed plans to send a delegate to Niger Republic to convince them to use Kaduna Inland Dry Port instead of Lagos Port.
Speaking on Tuesday during the ceremony for the commencement of cargo delivery by rail to the Kaduna Inland Dry Port, El Rufai said:
We are very grateful today’s event has opened a new vista of commercial opportunities, not only for northern businessmen but even for our neighbouring countries.
“I intend to send a delegation to the Republic of Niger to sensitise the government of that country on the opportunities of receiving their goods in Kaduna instead of Lagos and having to truck them, as well as any of their exports from Kaduna port to any part of the world.
You can ship your goods directly from Kaduna to any part of the world and you can also import goods from any part of the world directly to Kaduna without your containers or any of your goods being opened up for inspection in Lagos.”
He also attested to the functioning of the Inland port due to the transportation of goods from there to Lagos via railway lines.