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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.

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