Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), through Emmanuel Jime, the Executive-Secretary who doubles as the Chief Executive Officer, has announced that the Jos Heipang & Dala Inland Dry Port projects in Plateau and Kano states respectively are expected to be completed and be operational in the second quarter of 2022.
NSC is an agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria that is affiliated with the Nigerian Ports Authority, and which is responsible for protecting exporters and importers in the North African country as well as its goods. It is also the promoter of inland dry ports and Vehicle Transit Areas (VTA) in the country.
Speaking while unfolding his management’s aspirations and agenda for the next four years, Mr. Jime said that the construction work at both Jos Heipang & Dala Inland Dry Port Projects sites was in appreciable progress.
According to the NSC boss, the projects are aimed at reducing seaport congestion, bringing shipping services closer to the hinterland, and safe carriage of goods from the ports to other parts of the West African country.
US$ 87M to be approved for Ibadan Inland Dry Port (IDP) project
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) is expected to grant approval for the commencement of the construction and development of the close to US$ 87M Ibadan Inland Dry Port (IDP) project in Oyo State this month.”
This is because the process of commencing the Ibadan IDP project has been on the course, and so far the Full Business Case (FBC) has been submitted to the Federal Ministry of Transportation and also the Transaction Advisers have also submitted their report.
Other IDPs that are being promoted including the ones in Erunmu in Ibadan, Isiala Ngwa, Aba and Jauri, Maiduguri among others, are in various stages of development and they are expected to come on stream much later,” explained the NSC boss.