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Cameroon, Chad, Niger to patronise Kano dry port

The Nation | The presidents of the Niger Republic, Cameroon, Chad, and Central Africa have shown an interest in fully patronizing the multi-billion naira Kano dry port, which is set to open soon, according to reports on Saturday. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the governor of Kano State, hinted that the multi-billion naira project would be commissioned shortly. He was also pleased with the project's progress and commitment from the contractors and consultants involved.

"The Kano Dry Port is going to be commissioned," the governor said during a visit to the facility for an assessment. The governor's Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Abba Anwar, said in a statement to The Nation on Saturday that Ganduje was toured around the project site by the Chairman of Dala Inland Dry Port, Sahabo Abubakar Bawuro, and the Managing Director, Ahmed Rabi'u. "All of the presidents of the Niger Republic, Chad, Cameroon, and Central Africa have expressed their desire to use Kano Dry Port for their import and export trade."

"All the presidents have agreed to travel to Kano and send their representatives to meet with authorities to review the new Dry Port's operating procedures before it begins operations." And, as you may be aware, the Kano Dry Port is the country's largest," Ganduje remarked. President Muhammadu Buhari's dedication to establishing an enabling climate for businesses to grow in the state was praised by the governor.

"President Buhari's devotion and earnestness demonstrate his affection for Kano state and his wish for it to re-establish itself as a commercial hub for Northern Nigeria and neighboring African countries," he said. He asked the port's future managers to make sure "everything is digital." "We live in a digital world," he continued, "therefore make sure you comply with digital demand and operate inside the scope of global best practice."

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