NAGAFF to develop Cargo Village in Enugu; to visit Malaysia next month


The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) is to develop a cargo village within the proposed East – Gate Enugu Airport City Development project to be anchored by NECI Land Development Corporation Limited.

Towards this end, the National President of NAGAFF, Chief Dr. Eugene Nweke recently visited Enugu in an on-the-spot inspection and assessment of the project development site with the representative of the Corporation, Mr. Daniel Kalu, the NAGAFF Enugu State Chapter, Comrade Sunny Okonkwo and the Project Legal Consultant who is also the Secretary of NAGAFF Enugu Chapter, Barrister Chinedum Agwaramgbo.

The proposed Cargo Village will be situated within the 142 – hectare of land, of the East – Gate Enugu Airport City Development Project adjacent to the Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu.

According to the NAGAFF President, the proposed NAGAFF Cargo Village is to be fashioned after a similar one in Malaysia, and to get a clearer picture of the Malaysia model, a delegation comprising officials of NAGAFF, representatives of the Enugu State Government, and of the investor, NECI Land Development Corporation Limited as well as other 27 business venture companies including the banks would visit the Asian country in October.

Dr. Nweke said NAGAFF seemed to be enjoying the goodwill and trust of all stakeholders involved in the Project and that all hands would soon be on the deck to make the project a reality.

Nweke added that the Cargo village when completed would boost and further simplify the process of Cargo clearing in the country and help in removing the congestion at the Lagos ports and entry points as Importers, Exporters and Freight Forwarders would be happy to divert their cargoes to the Akanu
Ibiam International Airport.

The proposed cargo village is part of bigger project which has the potentials of creating a wide range of business opportunities in Enugu State and the entire South East geo0political zone.

It will encompass the establishment of key investment component such as air cargo terminal logistics hub, high industrial zone, duty free and export zone and commercial and residential real estate.

It would be recalled that the Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi recently visited the site of the proposed East-Gate Enugu Airport City Development project.

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The representative of NECI Land Development Corporation Ltd., Mr. Daniel Kalu, the Project Legal Consultant/NAGAFF Chapter Secretary, Barrister Chinedum Agwaramgbo, the National President Of NAGAFF, Dr Eugene Nweke and the Chapter Chairman of NAGAFF, Comrade Sunday Okonkwo at the 142 Hectare of land, to House the Proposed “East Gate Enugu Airport City”.

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