In his welcome address, the Registrar of CRFFN, Barrister Samuel Nwakohu who remarked that the meeting was specifically for registered freight forwarders was scheduled to enable them discuss issues of concern with a view to find solutions.
R>L President of ANLCA, Tony Iju Nwabunike(standing) Dr. Rafiu Oladipo , Chairman Board of Trustees, NCMDLCA, Dr Boniface O. Aniebonam, Founder of NAGAFF
Presenting their positions earlier through the President of Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agent (ANLCA}, Tony Iju Nwabunike , the Five Registered Associations with Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN), said in as much they they welcomed the plan for an election, they want to make input in the decision being taken the Council.
“We want to say that we have agreed to walk as one indivisible freight forwarder and Customs broker in CRFFN. We sat together to say that the election of freight forwarders into CRFFN, that we actually agreed that there will be election and that associations must have an input on whatever decision in our Council giving that we are just unaloof of this truths concerning our Council ,
“Then we came together to say that we want to do election, the association has to be involved . There are two areas 9f representations in our CRFFN.(1) individual and (2) corporate body and most importantly, the association. And CRFFN in its own way gave accreditation to 5 associations. Last time we held an election on areas of cementing our relationship by having each association having a number of people that were representated and these people will now go for the election. And this is why we are having the mandate here,” they opined.
.On their part, the Association of registered freight forwarders in Nigeria(AREFFN) through its President Bala Daura said the sharing formular is unacceptable the them, arguing that even though they accepted it during last CRFFN elections due to the prevailing circumstances, but that such cannot continue hence the association has grown larger, spread to other zones and as such did not sign the five associations position document presented to the Permanent Secretary..