CRFFN Election: APPFLON applauds Amaechi’s neutrality


The Africa Association of Professional Freight Forwarders and Logistics of Nigeria (APFFLON) has commended the Honourable Minister of Transportation, Rt.Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Ameachi for extending invitation to all who purchased forms to contest election into the Governing Board of Council for Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) for a meeting with him.

The President, APFFLON, Otunba Frank Ogunojemite who gave the commendation in a statement in Lagos on Sunday disclosed that a notice signed by Mr. Ewache A. Victor ( Deputy Director, Inland Container Depot), on behalf of the Honourable Minister, invited every contestant to meet with the Minister on Friday 26th November, 2021 at Federal Ministry of Transportation Conference Room in Abuja to discuss the way forward .

According to him, “APPFLON is happy that the Honourable Minister has demonstrated fairness by the general invitation. APPFLON as an advocacy group has strongly condemned the dirty politics that has bedeviled the planned Council election which ought to have been done and dusted before now.”

He recalled that APPFLON recently berated the Registrar of the Council for excluding individuals and corporate bodies who form part of the Council’s membership as provided by the Act establishing it from a meeting he held with the Presidents of associations and their Secretaries on the 10th of November, 2021 at the Rockview Hotel, Apapa, Lagos.

“We at APPFLON protested against the invitation of one out of the three categories that form the Council’s membership as it was a clear violation of Section 4 of the Act. The Honourable Minister of Transportation has proven that he has a listening ear having invited all the contestants and not only those being sponsored by the so called “accredited Associations”.

“We appreciate the Honourable Minister for taking a bold step toward finding a lasting solution to the lingering imbroglio. We also want to advise the Minister not to take seriously those whose interests lie on the sharing of Practitioners Operating Fee (POF).

“The expectations of every stakeholder is a free and fair CRFFN Governing Board election as there is need for radical change in the industry. We strongly believe in the ability of the Minister as well as his uncompromising stance on the conduct of a rancor free CRFFN Governing Board election, he stated.

Photo: Otunba Frank Ogunojemite, President, APFFLON.

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