NAGAFF advised Freight Forwarders to embrace 
...Stop political blackmail - Aniebonam 

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders, NAGAFF has call on all freight forwarders to embrace professionalism and he advised all maritime stakeholders to vote their conscience in the forth coming 2023 general elections.

The founder, NAGAFF and New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, Dr. Boniface Aniebonam while addressing stakeholders at the  association's 23rd Anniversary banquet in Lagos,  stressed the need for freight forwarders to embrace professionalism to ensure they are adequately educated and certified to be professionals in their business and also vote the right candidate into government offices.

He also enjoined all freight forwarders to ensure CRFFN is taking back from the full control of the government noting that its not a government agency.

Aniebonam informed that NNPP was founded in 2001 as a platform to encourage young minds to showcase their talents and popularity in order to  provide change for the narratives in Politics and government in Nigeria.

Dr. Aniebonam urged all stakeholders to support  NNPP, and stop all forms of political blackmail but vote their conscience in the forthcoming 2023 General elections.

"NAGAFF at 23 is the first link of what God wants me to do for him and that has to do with the liberation struggle creating opportunities for the young freight forwarders to be able to do things on their own and have that self confidence.

"That is why the NAGAFF Academy is very crucial to the administration of NAGAFF. 

"It is quite unfortunate that the NAGAFF Academy is not yet registered by CRFFN despite the fact that CRFFN is the brain wave of NAGAFF. 

"NAGAFF has an organisation under my watch founded CRFFN through an Act of the National Assembly which today is a Law. CRFFN as it were is not an agency of the government. It is a pseudo organisation and quassi government agency but those who were not part of the process bungled it and started parading themselves as government officials. But it is not over until it is over. 

"The liberation struggle is ongoing and the matter is still before an Appeal court. I have given you the platform, NAGAFF as a freight forwarding association cutting across the boundaries of Nigeria, the NAGAFF Academy to study and the Law to back you up. You must take back your profession 

"The man or woman who will lead Nigeria must be able to take wrong decisions than not taking any decisions at all on matters of urgent importance. The problem in our country is for one to be able to take urgent decisions. We need to take the bull my the hull by opening our minds and taking the right decisions. Allow the multi party system in Nigeria to play its part and vote your conscience" Aniebonam said.

The Registrar of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria, CRFFN, Barrister Sam Nwakohu in his speech stressed the importance of education and certification for all freight forwarders because the core mandate of the Council is to ensure that all practicing freight forwarders are duly registered, certified and professionalised.

Nwakohu informed that the Council has taken a decision to deregister any freight forwarder who does not possess at least a Diploma in Freight Forwarding by the end of 2023. He however advised that all frieght should ensure they enrol in training and fully certified before the deadline to avoid being deregistered or denied to practice freight forwarding in Nigeria.

In his welcome speech, the National President of the Association, Chief Tochukwu Esizi noted that NAGAFF shall continue to lead the way by bringing new ideas and innovation into the maritime industry through new and evolving digital technology, maintaining and Improving new values, standards, ethics and professional ethos of the industry.

Ezisi said that NAGAFF through constant stakeholders engagements will continue to remain proactive and dynamic in its advocacy campaigns, until the Maritime sector cum freight forwarding is enthroned as a leading economic contributor to the national treasury. 

The Gubernatorial candidate of Labour Paty (LP),  Lagos State, Mr. Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour stated that the maritime industry is an extremely important sector of Lagos State that must run efficiently. 

Rhodes-Vivour added that he will ensure that the problems are tackled through adequate provision of multi modal transport system, and proper call up system.

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