CRFFN set 2021 deadline for freight forwarders to acquire FIATA Diploma


The Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) has said that it expects to have all freight forwarders in Nigeria duly registered and seen to have acquired FIATA Diploma in Freight Forwarding and Supply Chain Management by 2021 or stand to be de-registered.

The Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of CRFFN, Barr. Samuel Nwakohu who disclosed this in his address at the 22nd Governing Council meeting of the Council held in Lagos yesterday informed of the recently signed Memorandum of Agreement with the University of Lagos and soon to be concluded agreement with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka thereby bringing the number of accredited education service providers to sixteen (16) and the number of trained facilitators to about one hundred (100).

Nwakohu went on to assure the Governing Council that his team was already reaching out o stakeholders, including the press to reassure them of the renewed enthusiasm by his team to deliver on the mandate of the Council which was to regulate and control the activities of freight forwarding in Nigeria.

He stated that a one year strategic plan has been developed to give the Council a new direction while a bi-weekly management meeting had been institutionalized to strengthen team spirit among the management staff.

The Registrar who is also the Secretary to the Governing Council informed of the plan to mark his first 100 days in office as a means of engaging stakeholders and showcasing the unsung achievements and potentials of the Council while also revealing his team’s immediate pursuit of acquisition of a corporate headquarters in Lagos to give the Council a corporate visibility image with additional zonal offices in Enugu and Sokoto, with utmost urgency, bringing the number of zonal offices in the country to six (6).

The CRFFN boss equally hinted of his team’s success in securing all the necessary budget approvals at the National Assembly, most especially the approval of the Federal Executive Council for the collection of the long awaited Practitioners’ Operating Fee (POF).

The Registrar, who assumed duty at the Council on the 1st of January, 2019 expressed his profound gratitude to the Governing Council for giving him the privilege to serve the Council in his capacity as the Registrar.

While stating that he met a workforce of two hundred and fifty-five (255) on assumption of duty and challenged by the prevailing situation in the Council, he however added that he made a resolve to change the narrative by taking steps to address some of the major issues he inherited in the administration of the Council such as office needs, provision of basic working tools and rebranding, by repositioning the Council to the next level.

He further disclosed that his regime had already created a Website Committee to work alongside the SW Global with the sole task of updating the Website in terms of contents and structure to reflect the status of the Council and the scope of its operations.

Highlight of the meeting was the unveiling of the new CRFFN logo to reflect the current realities in the Council.

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