| L-R; Engr. Philipson Falade,
representing the Managing Director of NPA, Mallam Habib Abdullahi, receiving an
award on behalf of the Authority from Alh. Umar Dansuleka of the Kano Chamber
of Commerce, at the Kano Trade Fair
Gov Rabiu Kwankwanso of Kano
State has commended the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) for its continuous
participation in the Kano International Trade Fair over the years.
The governor described the NPA’s
action as a laudable effort contributing toward the socio-economic development
of the state.
Kano on the occasion of the NPA’s special day at the just-concluded 35th
edition of the Kano International Trade Fair, which held from Nov. 22 to Dec. 4, 2014.
The governor appreciated the NPA
for also sponsoring and partnering with the Kano Chamber of Commerce,
Industries, Mines and Agriculture, (KACCIMA), organizers of the fair, to ensure
the success of the annual event.
Ibrahim, the Permanent Secretary, Kano State Ministry of Agriculture, Kwankwanso
noted that the theme for this year’s fair ‘Promoting Agriculture and other
non-oil business sector for sustainable development’ demonstrated the state’s
desire to explore other revenue sources, encourage and support the people of Kano, majority of who he
said were farmers.
NPA in this regard in order to position agriculture as an alternative source of
revenue for the state and Federal Government in view of the present dwindling
revenue from oil as a result of falling prices of Oil in the world market.
the Chamber, Alhaji Umar Dansuleka thanked the NPA for its support and called
for a sustainable mutual economic relationship between NPA and the Chamber.
to encourage Kano businessmen and women who may want to do business with NPA
but discouraged by distance, the chamber had provided an office for such
transactions and urged the Authority to ensure that the office becomes operational
assist the chamber to ensure the full utilization of the Inland Container Depot
in Kano for ease of cargo transportation from Lagos to Kano.
of Nigerian Ports Authority, Mallam Habib Abdullahi, expressed condolences to
the government and people of Kano on the recent bomb blast which claimed many
Assistant General Manager, Seaview Properties Ltd, a subsidiary of NPA,
Engineer. PhillipsonFalade, said Inland Container Depot, also known as Dry Port
was paramount to NPA’s operations.
needed efficient rail network to function, adding that the NPA was quite concerned
about a functional dry port as it would help decongest the port and its access
Commerce, lauded the NPA for promoting economic activities in the Northern part
of Nigeria, and invited the Authority to Zamfara State Trade Fair which he said
would hold soon.