The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders has set its plan in place to win 10 seats out of the 15 available seats in the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN).
Making this known in a statement, the Founder of NAGAFF, Chief Boniface Aniebonam, said the resolve was informed by the need to “give direction and character in the administration and management of the council for the regulation of freight forwarding in Nigeria.”
Aniebonam draw attention to the records that NAGAFF had accommodated members of other registered freight forwarding associations and would correctly boast of having 1100 voters out of the 1300 eligible voters in the last election.
Bemoaning an ill-treatment in place of NAGAFF’s fairness to accommodate other associations, Chief Aniebonam said that association was capable of clearing all 15 seats if it wanted to, and would now settle for strictly business.
“…Seats we allocated to NCMDLCA 1, NAFFAC 1, AREFFN 1, ANLCA 6 AND NAGAFF 6.
“We regret to state that the story change at the Council Chambers where it became a case of betrayal of trust and conspiracy against NAGAFF by the small group associations.
“As it stands, we may be going into the election with ANLCA left with the remaining five seats.
“NAGAFF may not be ready for any compromise any longer but, strictly business as it were.
“The young and golden boys and the Princess of NAGAFF are ever determined to add value in the proper management and administration of CRFFN,” he said.
Chief Aniebonam described the CRFFN as a “baby of NAGAFF” which must be sustained, and urged all young freight forwarders who have yet gotten customs licences to seize the opportunity of becoming members of NAGAFF and the CRFFN, where they can be duly protected under the law.
The founder added that “It is only CRFFN that has the absolute powers to control and regulate freight forwarding profession in Nigeria. Please note that practitioners as registered freight forwarders of Nigeria under CRFFN do not necessarily need the ownership of licences issued by the customs to practice.”
NAGAFF is presenting the following members for the forth-coming CRFFN elections: Mallam Ibrahim Tanko; Engr Emmanuel Umeadi; Engr Chukwunonso Ejikeme; Chief Ifeanyi Ekemezie; Dr Okechukwu Okoro; Mr Ndubuisi Uzoegbo; Chief Tochukwu Ezisi; Mr Timothy Awogbemi; Princess Chi Grace Ezeh; Barrister Henry Orarotimi.