Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has urged freight forwarders to get registered with the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria as only registered persons would be allowed to do business in the seaports.
Amaechi made this known when he inaugurated the Third Governing Council of the
CRFFN in Abuja on Thursday.
forwarding plays in the nation’s economy, the Federal Government had taken
measures to set up the council to regulate and control the sub-sector.
measures will help to regulate and control freight forwarding in all
with the responsibility, among others to determine the standard of knowledge
and skills to be attained by persons seeking to be registered freight
training as well as regulations, monitoring, compliance and enforcement to
bring about international standards and best practices.
its functions and must discharge its responsibilities.
“I have directed Nigeria Ports Authority not to allow any of you enter until
you are a registered member of this organisation.
should clear any goods if he is not a registered member.
businesses in the seaports.
“Agents of NPA and customs should take note because the law is very clear about
in a way that would positively affect the populace and avoid excessive charges
council and its challenges of inaugurating the third governing council and
collection of its internally generated revenue.
council had been resolved, council members should ensure that they resolve that
of the IGR.
regulations guiding it and to cooperate with the management toward achieving
the CRFFN, urging them to handle affairs of the council in the overall interest
of the nation.
He said that the ministry would continue to give the council the direction and
assistance when and where necessary in the task ahead in other to achieve the
the Federal Government, stressing that anybody who engages in such criminal act
would be dealt with in accordance with the law.
council, assured that under his watch there would be a positive transformation
in freight forwarding.
across businesses, civil servants and representatives from the six geopolitical
assure you that this team is a very good team that you will work with.
“From now till November, we will finish all the process, by the first week of
December, we will go into full operation and at the end of December we will
brief you of our progress.’’