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Freight forwarder tasks Akala on dry port project

Posted by By RAZAQ BAMIDELE on 2008/02/12 | Views: 375 |

Freight forwarder tasks Akala on dry port project


A Nigerian Licenced Customs agent and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the New Angel Shipping Company, Apapa, Lagos, Alhaji Usman Alli Taska has called on Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala of Oyo State to pursue the Dry Port project approved for the state by the Federal Government, saying “The benefits of the project cannot be over emphasized.”

A Nigerian Licenced Customs agent and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the New Angel Shipping Company, Apapa, Lagos, Alhaji Usman Alli Taska has called on Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala of Oyo State to pursue the Dry Port project approved for the state by the Federal Government, saying “The benefits of the project cannot be over emphasized.”

Speaking with Daily Sun in his Lagos office on Monday, the shipping magnate informed that the Dry Port project was the product of the Custom’s 48-hour clearance policy aimed at decongesting all the Nigerian sea ports, disclosing that Oyo was one of the states without sea port granted concession to benefit from the project.

The project, according to Taska would not only serve as an avenue to generate more revenue for the state, but also serve as an opportunity for job creation, adding that “the project would also boost commercial activities in the state and thereby assist the good people of the state to be economically buoyant and financially self independent.”

“Besides, the sea port in Oyo State would go a long way in reducing road carnage as consignment owners would not bother to travel to Lagos for their consignment,” Taska informed, pointing out that “the Dry Port in Oyo State would serve neighbouring states like Kwara, Ondo, Ekiti, Osun and Ogun all in the South-Western geo-political zone of the country.”

While expressing optimism that Governor Alao-Akala would give the project utmost consideration it deserved, the agent said “going by the way the governor has been performing and with his zeal to spread dividends of democracy to the door steps of every citizen of Oyo State, I have no doubt in my mind that he would commence feasibility studies into the project with a view to executing it,” just as he described Alao-Akala as "a listening leader who wants the best for his people and the nation.”

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