The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders ( NAGAFF) has called for a proper compilation of a reliable register of all freight forwarders to ensure credible elections in the Governing Board of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarders in Nigeria (CRFFN).
In a press statement sent to Platform Reporters on Friday, and signed by Mr Stanley Ezenga, Publicity Secretary of the NAGAFF, the association said it is no longer news that the time table for election into the Governing Board of CRFFN has been released by the Council which shall take effect as follows.
1. NOMINATION FORM – 4th to 8th September, 2017
Collection and submission of completed Nomination Forms shall be within
one week from 9am to 4pm daily
2. SCREENING – 11th to 16th September, 2017
Screening shall be for one week from 9am to 3pm daily
3. DISPLAY OF CONTESTANTS’ FIRST LIST – 18th September, 2017
Display list of Contestants at 9am and all complaints are received and
finalized in three days from 9am to 4pm.
4. DISPLAY OF CONTESTANTS’ FINAL LIST – 20th September, 2017
The final list of Contestants will be displayed at 10am
5. ELECTION – SATURDAY, 23rd September, 2017
The election shall start at 9am prompt
6. RECEIPT OF COMPLAINTS AND DECISION ON SAME
Deadline on receipt of complaints: Tuesday, 26th September, 2017
Decision on all complaints: Saturday, 30th September, 2017
7. RETREAT FOR ALL THE 33 (THIRTY THREE) MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNING
COUNCIL: Wednesday, 4th October, 2017 (Briefing on the functions of the
CRFFN Governing Council)
8. INAUGURATION OF THE 33 (THIRTY THREE) MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNING
COUNCIL Thursday, 5th October, 2017
What is now important is the effort of CRFFN Council to compile an
authentic register of freight forwarders for the purpose of election. It
is on record that membership of CRFFN are in three categories namely
individual, corporate and Associations.
In other to fast track and facilitate quick compilation of eligible freight forwarders register, the
Council has decided to update its register for that purpose. Accordingly every freight forwarder whose name is already in the list is expected to update his/her membership of Council to enable them vote or be voted for during the election.
It is also important to advise those who may not have completed their
payment with CRFFN to do so. Intending members equally have the
opportunity to register with CRFFN urgently for eligibility into the fold
of registered freight forwarders of Nigeria. NAGAFF has provided CRFFN
with four brand new computers to be manned by CRFFN staff fast-forward the
registration and compilation of authentic register for the purpose of
We therefore call on all individuals and corporate practitioners in the
freight forwarding profession to go to NAGAFF Village 2A Maybin Road GRA
Apapa, Lagos, for the purposes of registration and payment of dues
At the moment, NAGAFF has set up a lobby Committee to engage
CRFFN in a discussion to see if waiver for the past years’ annual
subscription can be mitigated with 50% reduction due to the recession in
But where it is not possible it is still sacrifices we all
must make to ensure the success of CRFFN. We also will want to inform the
practitioners that NAGAFF and its members are at the appeal court to
interpret whether CRFFN is an agency of the Government or not. We also
know that our sister association is equally in court on POF collection.
NAGAFF is equally moving up North and South East to facilitate
e-registration of CRFFN membership and to enable other practitioners
update themselves for the coming election.
We wish to specially announceand advise all practitioners in the freight business to understand that
CRFFN mandate is to regulate and control freight practitioners. The Ministerial order of the Transport Minister has now made it clear in line with the CRFFN Act for those who do not understand its authority to regulate Freight Forwarders and Licensed Customs Agents. If you must have access to the port, the CRFFN ID Card is the authority for NPA issuance of port pass to practitioners.