The Electoral Committee for the CRFFN Governing Council Election set up by the Federal Ministry of Transportation has released a new time table for the conduct of elections of freight forwarders into the governing council for the regulation of the freight forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN).
The Chairman of the Electoral Committee, A.D. Suleiman in a public notice issued on Monday said, , “Sequel to the expiration of the two years tenure of the Governing Board of Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN), the Honorable Minister of Transportation in the exercise of the power conferred on him by Section 2 (1) (f) of CRFFN Act 2007, has constituted an Electoral Committee to conduct election into the Governing Board of the Council.
“The Act provides that an elected or appointed member of the Governing Council shall hold office for a period of two (2) years beginning from the date of election or appointment as applicable.
“You may wish to note that Section 2(1) (g) of the enabling Act states that ‘five persons to be elected from amongst registered freight forwarders operating in each of the following zones: Western Ports – 5 persons; Eastern Ports – 5 persons; Cargo Airports/Land Borders – 5 persons
“Consequently, all eligible registered freight forwarders are hereby informed that the Electoral Committee will commence the election process as contained in the timetable.”
According to the notice, the screening and accreditation of candidates will now hold between 7th and 8th March, 2022 in Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt respectively.
The release further said that, while the screening of candidates from the Western Zone would hold at the Command Guest House, Child Avenue, Apapa, Lagos on the 7th and 8th March, 2022 from 10pm to 4pm daily, the screening of candidates from Eastern Ports will now take place at Presidential Hotel, Port Harcourt, Rivers State on the same date and time just as screening of candidates from Cargo Airports/Land Borders for those in the Northern region would hold at Shehu Musa Yar’ Adua Centre, Central Business District, Abuja from 7th to 8th March, 2022 from 10am to 4pm daily.
It states that election of candidates will now hold on Wednesday 9th March, 2022 in Lagos, Port-Harcourt and Abuja respectively as follows:
a. Election of candidates from Western Ports, Airport/Land Borders are to be held in Lagos: Command Guest House, Child Avenue, Apapa, Lagos.
b. Election of candidates from Eastern Ports, Airport/Land Borders are to take place in Port Harcourt: Presidential Hotel, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
c. Election of candidates from Northern Zone for Airport/Land Borders will hold in Abuja: Shehu Musa Yar’ Adua Centre, Central Business District, Abuja.
The election shall start at 10am prompt.
It also indicated that receipt of complaints arising from the election would be entertained from 10th to 14th March, 2022 while decision and recommendations on all complaints would hold between the 15th and 16th March, 2022.
It therefore advised that all registered freight forwarders should adhere to the election time table, while guidelines for the conduct of the election would be given at the screening venue.
PHOTO:. RT. HON ROTIMI AMAECHI, MINISTER OF TRANSPORTATION.