NIFFCB to develop data base of practitioners in Nigeria

The Nigerian Institute of Freight Forwarders and Customs Brokers (NIFFCB) says it is working towards building a large data base of freight forwarders in Nigeria.

Mr Ifeanyichukwu Joseph, the institute’s Ag, Executive Secretary/ Registrar, says the initiative will serve research purposes and also enable media access vital information for purpose of news-worthy information to the public.
“We now want to build a robust data base of freight forwarders in the country, whereby the practitioners will be known.

“A data base that people can access from around the world, and know those who are practicing freight forwarding in Nigeria.

“And this data base can be veritable material for researchers and even the media for the purpose of information and research,” he said.

He said the new effort by the institute was to ensure accreditation for freight forwarding education in Nigeria, to ensure their certificates would be acceptable globally.

“We want to ensure that freight forwarding education is accredited and those who are trained in Nigeria can be certified and can present their certificates anywhere in the world and it would be acceptable."

Joseph added that in line with the training effort, short training courses would be held for awareness creation to help practitioners stay informed of latest developments internationally.

He said it would be geared towards achieving the desire of graduates of freight forwarding and supply-chain management to have a place, like a melting point, in terms of standard and certification, just like accountants get chartered and become professionals.