The Registrar of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN), Barrister Samuel Nwakohu has reiterated the determination of his administration to capacity building in freight forwarding profession.
Nwakohu made the declaration recently in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, while declaring open a two-day Training/Retreat organized for the Governing Council members and Management staff of the Council.
He noted that the move became paramount and topmost in his one-year strategic plan for the Council in order to provide a platform for interface with the key stakeholders and consultants for Ease-of-Doing Business, since freight forwarding has become a global business.
He disclosed that the journey of education and training of freight forwarding practitioners which he described as a critical element for speedy development of the sub- sector had started, adding that he would leave no stone unturned in enhancing the knowledge base of freight forwarders and his staffers for efficient service delivery and improved revenue generation for the country.
The CRFFN Chief Executive therefore expressed his profound gratitude to the organizers and sponsors of the Retreat/Training, SW-Global and also to the Governing Council members and expressed optimism that the training would impact positively on them for easy delivery of the projects and called for their continuous support in driving home the mandate of the Council.
In his lecture at the training titled, “Roles and Responsibilities of CRFFN and its legal Framework”, Barrister Theodore Mayaki of KWO Chambers stated that the significance of the Training/Retreat for the industry stakeholders cannot be over emphasized since CRFFN is at threshold of development of freight forwarding industry in the country and should therefore serve as a stimulant to Nigeria’s industrialization and trade agenda, stating that it was high time Nigeria redefined their interest in trade across the globe.
He enjoined the Council to come into full realization of the tenets of the establishing Act while remaining committed to her provision of platform for interface of all relevant stakeholders in order to achieve great fist in the industry. He also urged the Council to work towards the establishment of an independent Tribunal alongside independent prosecutors for exclusive jurisdiction.
In his speech during his lecture titled, “Overview of Governance in Council, Board and Top Management Interface”, Mr. Chinedu Eboh of Kolo Baldwin Consulting Limited outlined such factors as transparency, accountability, consensus, orientation and inclusive participation of all concerned, amongst others as panacea for the accomplishment of Good Corporate Governance.
He enjoined the Council to work within the stipulated ambit of the rules and laws guiding its operations in order to achieve her desired goals.
Speaking on behalf of Kolo Baldwin Consulting Ltd., Mrs. Hilda Nkor in her topic, “Ethics, Compliance and Conflicts of Interest, Board and Strategy Development”, stated that in understanding the concept and dimension of good corporate governance, there must be a document that defines basic standards of business conducts indicating clear guideline on core corporate policies on ethics applicable and communicated to all levels.
She said there must be ingredients of trust, tolerance, competence, integrity, honesty, commitment, fairness, respect and good citizenship, living the brand ambassadorial duties for the organization to succeed.
She therefore urged participants to strive to build trust, create mutual respect and encourage effective communication and good flow of information, for the accomplishment of set objectives of the Council.
In the same vein, the Vice Chairman of the Governing Council, Chief Henry Njoku, in his lecture captioned, “Teamwork as Instrument for CRFFN’s Sustainable development”, revealed that for a rapid and sustainable progress to be achieved, the Council must imbibe the culture of team work, geared towards professionalism, not just as instrument but also as a mantra for performance.
He restated that the cultivation of the spirit of teamwork, by the leadership of the Council would pave way for a collective rebuilding, injection of new i
deas that will reposition the freight forwarding industry and would in turn reduce unhealthy rivalry, altercation, envy and acrimony amongst staff and management of the Council.
Also, in their various reactions at the end of the programme, the leaderships of the Accredited Associations of freight forwarders described the events as a huge success and promised to apply the knowledge gained in the programme to their daily business activities.
In his closing remarks at the occasion the Chairman of CRFFN Governing Council, Alhaji Abubakar Tsanni expressed appreciation to the sponsors of the Retreat/Training, SW Global and other resource persons and all that contributed to make the program a reality, describing the event as outstanding and urged all to close rank in efforts to move the Council forward.
Mr. David on behalf of SW-Global expressed delight to the Council over the partnership, noting that the move would go a long way to build a veritable Freight Forwarding industry in the Country.
Highlight of the event was the presentation of Certificates of participation to the participants.
Photo: CRFFN Governing Council Members and the CRFFN Registrar/CEO during their Training/Retreat at Dubai. From the left is: Timothy Awogbemi, Alhaji Moshood Tijani (leader), Vice-Chairman of the Council-Chief Henry Njoku, Chairman of the Governing Counci-Alhaji Tsanni Abubakar, CRFFN Registrar/CEO-Barrister Samuel Nwakohu, Princess Grace Chi Eze, Hon Donatus Ozoemena, Ifeanyi Ekemezie. Behind the Vice-Chairman is Chief Ozo Chukwurah, Alhaji Usman Maikudi of SW Global and Alhaji Hassan Jonga a member of CRFFN Governing Council.
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