The Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari is being deceived over the Kaduna Dry Port project he is set to commission.
The Senator, in a statement made available to NEWBREAKng, said that the duo of Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi and Kaduna state Governor, Nasir El-Rufai are deceiving the President with claims that the Port was the first in Nigeria, whereas there are existing Dry Ports in Warri, Ibadan and others.
“It is a lie. There are dry ports in Calabar, Ibadan, Funtua and Kano but unattended to, unused or underutilised,” he opined.
He also said that the Minister and governor el-Rufai were describing the President with claims that the Port was a new one whereas it was built by the Yar’Adua administration but only refurbished by Amaechi.
“There is no modern standard dual rail line from Lagos to Kaduna to transport substantial cargo to Kaduna and Ibadan to Kaduna rail line is still colonial guage”, He added.
Sani also revealed that “all the textiles and manufacturing industries in Kaduna have closed down and there is no manufactured goods to take out of kaduna or to bring to Kaduna for industrial use.”
While also revealing that Kaduna Abuja rail line is not connected to the Kakuri site of the Dry port, he maintained that “Morocco, Ethiopia and Other smaller African states are launching state of the art high speed rail lines but Nigeria’s President is set to launch refurbished 10 Train couches imported from China”.
According to him, the arrangement is a “Rotimi Ameachi/Elrufai campaign promotion by PMB.”