CRFFN approves appointment of Chinyere Uromta as Acting Registrar


… As Nwakohu bows out January 31

The Governing Council of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria, CRFFN has approved the appointment of the Director, Regulation and Enforcement, Mrs. Chinyere Cecilia Uromta as the Acting Registrar of the Council as the tenure of the outgoing Registrar, Barr. Samuel Nwakohu ends on Tuesday January 31, 2023.

The Council, at an Emergency Meeting held today at its Liaison Office in Abuja presided over by the Chairman, Dr. Abubakar Tsanni, directed the outgoing Registrar to hand over to Mrs. Chinyere Uromta who is the most senior management staff of the Council as the Acting Registrar pending the reapportionment or appointment of a substantive Registrar.

The Council also directed the Committee on Appointment, Promotion and Discipline to kickstart preparations for reappointment/appointment of a new Registrar.

A communique issued at the end of the Council’s emergency meeting by the Chairman, Committee on Media and Publicity of the Governing Council, Hon. Muftahu Ya”u explained that the meeting was held to deliberate on a letter submitted by the Registrar of the Council, Barr. Samuel Nwakohu during the Governing Council’s end of the year meeting held in Abuja last year.

The communique revealed that the letter submitted by the Council’s Registrar, contained among other things, the notification on the expiration of his tenure as Registrar on January 31, 2023.

It added that on receiving and reading the content of the letter to the Council members, the Chairman Governing Council, Dr. Abubakar Tsanni set up an Adhoc Committee with Hon. Ifeanyi Isikaku as Chairman and four others to study the contents of the letter and advise the Council of the way forward.

“Following the completion of its assignment and submitting its report, the Council, therefore, convened today in Abuja to deliberate on next line of action in respect of the committee’s recommendations. The Adhoc committee made important recommendations with reference to the provisions of Public Service Rules as well as the Council’s Act.

“The committee, however, recommended that in order to avoid a vacuum after the expiration of the Registrar’s tenure, the Council shall start making arrangement for a handover of the Registrar’s office to the most senior management staff of the Council. Similarly, the committee also recommends that the Appointment, Promotion and Discipline committee of the Council be directed to start making preparations for reappointment or appointment of a substantive Registrar.

“Finally, the Council’s Chairman, soon after the adoption, approval and ratification of the committee’s recommendations by members of the council, directed the following: 1) Arrangements for the Registrar’s handover to Mrs. Chinyere Uromta, Director, Regulations and Enforcement on 31st of January, 2023. 2) That Committee on Appointment Promotion and Discipline go ahead to start preparations for reappointment/appointment of a new Registrar.”

Photo: A cross-section of Council members after today’s emergency general meeting in Abuja.

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