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Freight Forwarders Flay Transport Minister over Breach of CRFFN Act.

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***Congratulates newly inaugurated  Governing Board Members***
The continued violation of the act establishing the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN), by the Ministry of Transportation under the leadership of Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi has attracted strong condemnation by freight forwarding practitioners in the maritime Industry.
Freight forwarders viewed the  re-appointment of the Chairman of the Council and his Vice  as a breach of the law which clearly states that the Council made up of elected freight forwarders and non elected members shall elect the Chairman and Vice Chairman by themselves.
Furthermore, they pointed out that the act stipulates that , the chairman of the Governing Board must be a registered practitioner with the CRFFN, but regretted that such was not the case with the current situation.
The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Fwdr Chukwuemeka Iwegbuna noted that the court declaration that CRFFN is an agency of the federal government is being misconstrued by the transport ministry, adding that the declaration is being challenged at the Appeal Court by some NAGAFF members.
According to the statement, “What makes CRFFN an agency of the government when Mr. President is not the one who appoint Council members. This is because, the Leadership is through elective processes amongst the  council members.
“Here we are, the Hon. Minister of Transportation may have continued to appoint the Chairman and Vice of  the Council contrary to the provisions of the Act”, it stated.
The Association further said the emergence of CRFFN was to bring the contending voices together under regulations and control but rather they (freight forwarders)have become more divided than ever.
NAGAFF opined that the last election  succeeded in delisting National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents (NAMDLCA) and National Association of Freight Forwarders and Consolidators (NAFFAC) from the Register of Freight Forwarders and accredited freight forwarding Associations.
They however congratulated the Chairman, the Vice and all the elected members of the Governing Board for their successful  inauguration in Abuja  recently.

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