Nigerian Shippers’ Council lauds pace of work at Dala ICD 

Emmanuel Jime


The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Shippers’ Council (NSC), Emmanuel Jime, has expressed satisfaction with the level of progress recorded on the construction of the Dala Inland Container Depot (ICD) in Zawaciki, Kano. 

Jime stated this during an inspection visit to the facility on Saturday.

“I am impressed with the pace and progress of construction work on this project which is 80 per cent completed. We have a coordinating team set up by Shippers Council that reports progress on weekly basis. 

“As at the last report, the level of completion of the dry port is 80 per cent. The final assessment of the project would be done at the end of the month when we will come with the minister as a team,” he said. 

Chairman of the Dala ICD, Abubakar Bawuro, said everything had been put in place to ensure the speedy completion, viability and use of the dry port. 

He noted that the project would lead to economic development not only of Kano, but also of neighbouring states.

Also speaking, Managing Director of the ICD, Ahmed Rabiu, said, “We assure you that on March 31, this place would be ready and will just wait for the Minister to do the last bit of declaring it as a port of origin and destination.”

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