NAGAFF, Police collaborate to war against corruption at Ports

 The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) and the Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of the Nigeria Police are to collaborate in the fight against corruption at the nation’s ports.

This understanding was sealed when the Founder of NAGAFF, Dr. Boniface Aniebonam led some members of the Anti Corruption Committee of the Association on a courtesy visit to the Commissioner of Police SFU Anthony Mike Ogbizi.

Aniebonam during the occasion on Tuesday, said it was time for Nigerians to support every effort to eradicate the menace of corruption which is stunting the development of the country.
Noting that corruption has dealt a big blow on the country, he said no effort should be spared in putting an end to it.
He informed the CP that NAGAFF has a long and rich history of confronting corruption at the ports, and that it was in line with this that the Association set up a National Committee Against Corruption, with the full complement of experienced and dedicated members of the National Executive Council.
He said, “We in NAGAFF are conversant with the saying that “when you fight corruption, corruption fights back” and there is no gain saying the fact that we have started seeing the signs.
“The truth of the matter is that it is the tonic we needed to become more aggressive against any attempt by anybody or organization to intimidate or harass any of us.
“Except otherwise to the contrary, NAGAFF is directly in touch with Mr President in his efforts to fighting corruption in Nigeria.
“For the avoidance of doubt Mr. President has been with us before he won election into the exalted position of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, when we went to break the monopoly of just one man at Jibiya Border of the North West axial of the Federation.
“Today the Jibiya border has been liberated for all concerned to do their legitimate business unhindered. We appreciate and thank the CGC Hameed Ali in this regard, in ensuring that a level playing field is provided for all who have genuine business to do with Customs at Jibiya border as  freight
forwarders”.
In a statement in Lagos by the National Public Relations Officer of NAGAFF, Mr Stanley Ezenga, the Commissioner of Police in his response expressed appreciation to the NAGAFF leadership for the visit and the support towards efforts to eradicate corruption in our country.
The CP said he was not surprised at the efforts of NAGAFF, against corruption, adding that he has known the Association since 1999 when he was the Head of Intelligence at Apapa Port.
He pledged the determination and commitment of himself and his officers to the fight against fraud, in line with the mandate behind the setting up of the Unit.

Ogbizi urged NAGAFF to continue in the effort to make Nigeria a pride of everybody.