Kaduna Dry Port to Operate Domestic Export Warehouse

June 30, 2022
Kaduna Dry Port Domestic Export Warehouse

By Adedapo Adesanya

The Kaduna Inland Dry Port (KIDP) is set to commence operation as Nigeria’s first Domestic Export Warehouse (DEW) to promote the export of made-in-Nigeria goods and agricultural produce.

This was disclosed by the Port General Manager, Mr Rotimi Raimi-Hassan, at the stakeholders meeting with the media in Lagos.

He said the facility is ready to be launched while listing support infrastructures already put in place for seamless and efficient operation.

According to him, KIDP is set for commissioning to pilot the DEW services as the most equipped facility in Nigeria with a modern laboratory to check the quality of exports that would be processed through the dry port.

He added that about 10 trucks are ready for deployment and that KIDP has judiciously utilised the Export Expansion Facility Grant from Federal Government under the office of the Vice President to achieve hitch-free logistics.

He commended the Federal Government, Kaduna State Government, CEO of Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) and other government agencies for their support towards the success of the DEW project

“I can tell you that we are ready to make DEW a success and will continue to improve in ensuring that whatever leaves our port meets international standards.

“Aside from being linked to rail, our dry port has installed a weighbridge for the accurate weight of cargoes too, “he said.

The nation has started the construction of dry ports in non-littoral states like Kaduna, Kano, and Oyo to help avoid the congestion in the country’s most active port in Lagos.

Adedapo Adesanya

Adedapo Adesanya is a journalist, polymath, and connoisseur of everything art. When he is not writing, he has his nose buried in one of the many books or articles he has bookmarked or simply listening to good music with a bottle of beer or wine. He supports the greatest club in the world, Manchester United F.C.

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