The Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA) has urged private business owners to take advantage of the state’s inland dry port logistics facilities and expertise.
KADIPA Executive Secretary, Khalil Nur Khalil, who said this during a visit to the dry port, commended the leadership of KIDP for their pioneering role and promised to work towards realizing a more business-friendly environment. for investors in Kaduna.
He described KIDP as one of the landmark commercial buildings capable of helping to make the state the premier investment destination in Africa.
Khalil said that KADIPA will participate in creating awareness on the benefits of using the port and the state government will encourage businesses across the state to integrate into the global value chain which will generate jobs, improve imports and exports within and beyond Kaduna.
After a tour of the port, General Manager Rotimi Raimi-Hassan said the inland dry port is constantly improving to provide world-class dry port services to the state’s business community.
He said the port is driven by professionalism and global best practices as it has a highly skilled and experienced workforce in maritime and general logistics.
Raimi-Hassan added that the port is ready to commence operations as a Domestic Export Warehouse (DEW), as recently approved and supported by the Federal Government and the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC).
He said the port is equipped with the right technology, cargo handling facilities, hangars, trucks and reliable workforce that will help achieve smooth export cargo movement of Kaduna State to loading ports.