By Ayo Fadimu
The Kaduna Inland Dry Port has commenced series of strategic engagements with various segments of the organised private sector including Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) and Kaduna Chamber of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA)
The meeting, targeted at increasing awareness on its benefits to businesses within its area of operation will also be enlightening the groups on how best to utilise the port.
According to a press release signed by the Port Manager, Rotimi Raimi-Hassan, “the meetings aimed deepening existing relationship with proximate members of the business community and sensitise more potential dry port users on the need to use our facility, is divided according to sectoral groupings”
Hassan listed other stakeholders to be engaged to include importers, exporters, manufacturers and traders within the port’s areas of concentration.
“There is a programme for a Business Talk on the agenda of various engagements with the prospective customers to be presented by the Controller of Kaduna Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service titled ‘Process of Customs Documentation and Seamless Delivery of Cargoes at Kaduna Inland Dry Port.’
“Business stakeholders to be engaged in the series of meetings includes Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Kaduna Branch; Export Association, Kaduna; Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI); Dei Dei International Building Materials Market,Abuja and Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kaduna Chapter.
“Others to be engaged are Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry,Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA); Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) Limited and Kaduna State Market Development and Management Company.
“Commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s first dry port, the Kaduna Inland Dry Port is a direct response to the need of business operators in the hinterland who desire maritime activities being brought closer to them,” Hassan said in the statement.