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Tinubu Commission Funtua Inland Dry Port Thursday

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will on Thursday, April 9, commission the Funtua Inland Dry Port in Katsina State, New Telegraph reports.
The development is coming hours after President Bola Tinubu returned to Nigeria following a week’s journey to Europe.
Announcing the commission date on Wednesday, the Assistant Director, Public Relations Unit, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Rebecca Adamu said the inauguration would be conducted at the Funtua IDP Project Site, Katsina, at 11: 00 a.m.

Adamu described the seaport as one of the pivotal projects to showcase the NSC commitments to facilitating trade in the country.

“Establishment of inland dry port will bring shipping and port services closer to the importers and exporters at the hinterland. It will decongest the seaports, create job opportunities, and improve and accrue huge revenue for the government, among others.

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“It is also in line with the performance bond signed by the Minister of Marine & Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola.

“It is worthy to note that, this initiative is part of NSC’s Key Performance Indicator (KPI), to deliver the Funtua Inland Dry Port Project before the end of the 1st Quarter, 2024,’’ she said.

Adamu recalled that in Feb. 2023, former President Muhammadu Buhari, declared Funtua IDP as a port of origin and destination to pave the way for importers and exporters to officially consign their cargoes from Funtua to any part of the world.

She said the Funtua IDP was the third port to be inaugurated by the Federal Government in recent times.

Adamu said that the Federal GovernFG had also inaugurated the Dala Inland Dry Port in 2023 and the Kaduna Inland Dry Port in 2018.

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