The Federal Government has promised to establish Inland Container Depots in the country to create jobs for unemployed youths and diversify the economy.
Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi, says everything is set for commissioning as land and warehouse are available. Mr Amaechi said “We are doing everything possible to create jobs. Whatever we need to do to get the port running, we will do it. “The rail will soon start running before the end of the year, which will be used to deliver goods at the port.”
The minister made his remarks during the final inspection of the Kaduna Inland Dry Port. Amaechi commended the Kaduna State Government, saying “the job it is doing is very good’’.
The Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State said that the initiative was from the previous administration. He said that the state government would provide the necessary infrastructure needed to implement the initiative.
The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Mr Hassan Bello appreciated the state government and the Federal Government for their support for the project.
He said that the Kaduna Inland dry port could be used for imports and exports to and from all over the world.