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6th National President Of NAGAFF Sworn-in…..Pledge to Collaborate with Govt Agencies for better synergy 

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By Ruth Sunday
Chief Ezisi Taking oath of office. Beside him is his wife.

The 6th National President of National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), Chief Tochukwu Ezisi has been sworn -in alongside other appointed members of the National Executive Committee.

L.R DNP, Simeon Nwonu, SG, Dipo Olayoku
Fwdr Simeon Nwonu and  Dipo Olayoku were reappointed as Deputy National President and General Secretary respectively, while Mr Francis Omotosho is the new  Assistant General Secretary; Fwdr Okey Nerus, Financial Secretary; Obehie Melody, Treasurer; Uju Ebubedike Welfare Officer , Evangelist Chukwuemeka Iwegbuna, Publicity Secretary; Barrister Fred Akokhia, Chief Legal Officer; Barrister Henry Olarotimi, Legal Officer; National Government Agencies Relations Chairman, Mr. Ifeanyi Ekemezie
Others are Fwdr. Afam Chukwuma -Deputy National President Seaports,  Fwdr. Segun Musa, Deputy National President Air Logistics; Deputy National President Land Border, Timoth Awogbemi Princess Chi Eze, Vice President Western Zone, Vice President Western Zone Air Logistics, Aibu Adewale Abdulfatai; Vice President Western Zone Land Borde,  Ozor Ekene Ajunwa, Vice President Eastern Zone  Seaports, Mr Christopher Uwakwe; Vice President, North West Borders ,Alhaji Bello Magaji; Head of International Relations, NAGAFF Headquarters,Mr Rotimi Abidemi Chief of Staff to the Founder;  Mr Anene Obums; Zonal Secretary Western Zone Seaports, Mr Stanley Ezenga; Zonal Secretary Western Zone Air Logistics, Dr Abimbola Ogini , Chief of Staff to Mr President, Rev. Emma Agubanze;Chief Christopher Agbawodikeizu, Chairman Elders Forum, NAGAFF
Also, National Ethics Complaint & Discipline Officer, Mr Ignatius Nwachukwu; National Chairman Trade Facilitation Committee, Engr. Nnoso Ejikeme; National Inspectorate & Intelligence, Mr Ayodeji Ademola; National Women Leader, Mrs Kate Oghagbon; National Auditor, Pastor Ema Chukwuma among others.
Alhaji Tanko, National Chairman Compliance Team(on white), others
On the NAGAFF Compliance Team, Alhaji Ibrahim Tanko  is now the National Chairman ; Mr. Fred Ajuzie, Zonal Coordinator Compliance Committee Western Zone;  Zonal CoordinatorCompliance Committee Eastern Zone, Seaports, Chika Ezeani; Mr.  Bert Okeke is the Chief of Staff to the National Chairman /Secretary Compliance Team;
HRM; Dr. Aniebonam Chatting with Ezisi, his wife lookin.
Speaking at the occasion, the Founder of NAGAFF, Dr Boniface Aniebonam who expressed joy over the personality of Chief Ezisi as the new President of NAGAFF, said he has what it takes to lead the association in terms of knowledge, Contacts and wealth.

Dr. Aniebonam urged him  to remain focused, make firm decisions, avoid distractions of any sort, and work in tandem with the ANLCA President and leaders of other CRFFN registered Associations  to tackle the issues bedwidling  the freight forwarding business operations in the maritime industry

“The progress of freight forwarding has just started with the new executives, and it is a good thing to see the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agent (ANLCA) and NAGAFF sitting side by side, coming together to decide on the way forward.

“This inauguration signifies that all the agents of destruction for the past 20 years that wants to see the downfall of the associations have failed and so the need,” Founder said.

Cross freight forwarding members at the occasion


On his part, the Board Chairman of NAGAFF, Chief Chidiebere Enelamah adived the new President to eschew old issues , thoughts  but ineffective pattern  of administration in the Association but rather engage in the rules of engagement, constructive  engagement of all Government Agencies and ensuring the welfare of the members.

President Ezisi delivering Inaugural Speech


In his inaugural speech, the National President of NAGAFF, Chief Tochukwu Ezisi said his administration will not only collaborate with heads of government agencies at the ports for better synergybut will also institute a Comprehensive health Insurance scheme and establish a medical health fund to assist deserving members subscribe to the scheme.

”Considering our numerical strength, I will negotiate a favorable deal with a health insurance policy provider for a good product that will be of benefit to members.

“We shall also institute a comprehensive health insurance scheme and establish a medical health fund to help deserving members subscribe to the scheme,” he said

Cross section of Elders Forum , NAGAFF


Chief Ezisi  who promised to run an all inclusive administration crave the support of all NAGAFF members to the realisation of his set goals while urging those who may have been aggrieved with his appointment to shelve their swords, come back and work with him for the progress of the association.

In her goodwill message, the  Customs Zonal Coordinator,  Zone  ,  ACG A.M Aremu represented by DC FN  Num said, “NAGAFF is one of the most critical and respected stakeholders and associations in the maritime Sector.
“This position has been earned and sustained overtime by the impact and contributions made by her members in the national economic growth. Today as you inaugurate a new national President and indeed the new national executive committee, I can only plead that you keep the association flag higher by raising the bar and ensuring the members standout in integrity and total compliance to all extant law guiding their operations as freight forwarders.
“I urge all members to give the new EXCO all the needed support and cooperation as the Nigeria Customs Service, we cannot do without each other hence improvement on behalf of the service, increased level of synergy, cooperation and indeed prompt Facilitation of trade. We should keep the National President and indeed the members of the association in our hearts and prayers,” he opined.
In his goodwill message also, the National President of Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA),  Prince Tony Iju Nwabunike enjoined him to keep to his promises, assuring them to put their force together with other CRFFN registered associations to reclaim their mandate from the government.
 ”I am here with mixed feelings, because of what you will face as you take the mantle of leadership but I assure you that I will work with you to ensure we reclaim our mantle of mandate from the government,” he said.
Section of distinguished Freight Forwarders at the occasion.
Also, the Board Chairman National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents (NCMDLCA), Dr. Rafui Ladipo  who congratulated Chief Ezisi on his emergence as the the 6th President of NAGAFF assured of their support to his administration while urging him to keep to his words.
In her goodwill message, the  Deputy Commander General of Narcotics, Director Seaports Operations, Mrs Omolade Faboyede(fsi), Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA),  represented by Chief Charles Onojedje, Superintendent  of Narcotics Pso Operations expressed hope that all the Presidents set goals and agenda for NAGAFF will not be less strenuous for him and his executive to achieve.
Speaking with Time News Reporters shortly after the swearing exercise, the new Deputy National President  Seaports, Chief Afam Chukwuma expressed his gratitude to the Founder of NAGAFF, Dr. Boniface Aniebonam for giving him the opportunity to serve the association and pledged to contribute his wealth of knowledge to the growth of the association.
Some ANLCA Chieftain & others.
The Ocassion attracted distinguished personalities from both  Registered and non Registered Associations, Customs , NDLEA, Police and other stakeholders  in the Industry.
Photo:  L>R  Dr, Aniebonam, Founder NAGAFF; President of NAGAFF, Chief Tochukwu Ezisi, Mrs Ezisi.

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