Federal Govt to Inaugurate Rail Cargo Delivery At Kaduna Dry Port

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Federal Govt to Inaugurate Rail Cargo Delivery At Kaduna Dry Port

Federal Govt to Inaugurate Rail Cargo Delivery At Kaduna Dry Port

The Federal Government is ready to flag-off the commencement of cargo delivery by rail to the Kaduna Inland Dry Port.

The programme has been scheduled to hold tomorrow at the facilities premises located in Kakuri. Kaduna State will have the attendance of both the State Governor and the Minister of Transportation, Mallam, Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai and Rotimi Amaechi, who would flag-off the service.

Bar. Hassan Bello, the executive secretary and CEO, Nigerian Shippers Council, while speaking ahead of the program, stated that the rail connection to the dry port is a watershed to the facility.

He also made it known that the rail facility would lead to the full optimisation of the Kaduna inland dry port, adding that it would also drive down significantly the cost of transporting containers all the way from Lagos to Kaduna.

“Most of the cargo coming to Kaduna at the moment are only on trucks. It also requires so much money to transport goods by trucks from Lagos to Kaduna. If it is by rail, the cost will drop by over 60 percent,” he stated.

He also stated that the use of the railway would also eradicate the risks of diversion, goods tampering and also reduce the risks of accidents by over 95%.

It was also noted that with reduced cost of transporting the goods, the cost of goods would reduce and this would in turn curb inflation.

Federal Govt to Inaugurate Rail Cargo Delivery At Kaduna Dry Port

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