NSC boss, Bello in Benin, seeks stakeholders’ drive in IDPs, TTP schemes
The Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Hassan Bello, has once again, reiterated Federal Government’s resolve in prioritizing the actualisation of Inland Dry Port (IDP) and Truck Transit Park (TTP) projects across strategic states in Nigeria including Edo State.
In his remarks during a courtesy visit to Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, Bello commended the state government for the allocation of 25 hectares of land each along the Benin By-pass and at Aviele for the development of the projects in the state.
He said “With the opening of an area office of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council in Edo State, the council will be able to carry out effective monitoring of the projects, which would create over 7000 direct jobs in the state.”
Responding, Governor Obaseki pledged the commitment of the state government to provide the needed infrastructure required for the Edo Inland Container Depot (ICD).
The Governor thanked the NSC team for their efforts at ensuring the establishment of a dry port and Truck Transit Parks (TTPs) in the state.
He said “The state government is keenly interested in the completion of these projects as they are in line with the vision of this administration to boost industrialisation of the state.
“The state government will provide the supporting projects to complement the establishment of the dry port. Road networks connecting the sites for the projects will be fixed. The electricity project to provide power supply to the site for the Inland Container Deport would also be provided by my administration.”
According to Obaseki, “It would be exciting if the ICD and TTP projects come up on schedule alongside the Gelegele Seaport and Industrial Park. It will boost the industrialisation of Edo State.”
In his goodwill message, the Acting Director of Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, (ICRC), Mr. Chidi Izuwah, who was on the delegation noted that “The siting of the Inland Container Port in Edo State would complement the industrial activities at the industrial parks which the state government is developing, noting, “The projects which is Public Private Partnership (PPP)-driven, would be completed within 18 months.”