The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has entered into partnership with the Oyo State Government for the development of Inland Dry Port (IDP) and Truck Transit Park (TTP) in conjunction with some Chinese investors in the State.
The partnership arrangement was unfolded when the Executive Secretary/CEO of the Council, Hassan Bello, paid a courtesy visit to the Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi at the Governor’s Office Ibadan, Oyo State.
Bello said collaborating with the Oyo State Government on the establishment of dry port will boost the Nigerian economy, stressing that Oyo State was critical to the development of transportation in the country in view of its strategic location.
According to him, since 2006, the Federal Government had taken a decision to establish Inland Dry Ports in the six geo-political zones of the country.
Bello said that the establishment of IDP and TTP in the State will provide job opportunities and create wealth for the state.
Bello also said the ongoing rail project being championed by the Ministry of Transport will be a big boost to the proposed dry port as it will help decongest the heavy traffic on the road as well as facilitate easy movement of goods from the seaports in Lagos to different parts of the country.
The proposed TTP, he said, would gulp N4.8 billion through the Public Private Partnership (PPP), adding that the facilities will include shopping malls, hotels, motels, worship centres, commercial banks, and restaurants among others.
Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, assured the NSC of the support of his administration and called on the Council to hasten the paper works required for the project to begin.
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