National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders, NAGAFF on Friday commended the federal government for enhancing capacity development in the freight forwarding industry.
The association gave the commendation in a message issued by NAGAFF’s Chairman, Ethics, Complaints and Discipline, Mr. Chris Agba.
Agba said the Council for Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria, CRFFN had played immense roles in capacity development in the industry.
He said through training and retraining programmes, freight forwarders had been able to maintain their pride of place in the shipping market.
According to him, government has provided this life-line in form of training and continuous retraining through CRFFN, now being threatened by a few individuals.
The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN reports that the five freight forwarding groups have been divided over collection of practitioners’ fees by the CRFFN.
“As globalisation remains an important concept, the Federal Government has fashioned out a mechanism to assist in providing an enabling environment for maritime actors and stakeholders, through our unbiased regulatory council (CRFFN) ,’’ Agba said.
He said CRFFN was saddled with the responsibility to instil professional standards in the freight forwarding practice.
“The council is further poised to help streamline procedures and raise operational standards, capacity building and empowerment, through continuous training and retraining programmes,’’ Agba said.
He said the laudable gesture of government in establishing the CRFFN in 2007 represented a rebirth.