Minister commends CRFFN Management over completion of Kano Zonal Office


…As Registrar assures no geo-political zone will be left behind

The Minister of State for Transportation, Prince Ademola Adegoroye has commended the Management of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria, CRFFN for the timely completion of the Kano Zonal office of the Council .

Adegoroye who gave the commendation during the commissioning of the CRFFN Kano Zonal office recently urged that it be utilized maximally for all its activities including increasing revenue generation through the collection of Practitioners Operating Fee (POF).

His words, “I want to specially commend the Governing Council and Management of CRFFN for achieving this feat and urge that it be utilized maximally for all its activities including increasing revenue generation through the collection of Practitioners Operating Fee (POF).

“Worthy of mention is the capacity of the council management team to see to the completion of this project. I hereby request that more energy be deployed into completing the other ongoing projects.”

While reassuring the Council of the Ministry’s unflinching support at all times in promoting every action geared towards national interest and economic sustainability, he added that “The President’s resolve to grow the Nigerian economy is strengthened by various actions and structures put in place to encourage productivity. This new zonal office is another testament to the fact.

“While thanking the Kano State Government and other agencies for their support to various Federal Government initiatives, especially those under the purview of the Ministry, I request more robust cooperation with the CRFFN in all areas that may be required from time to time.”

Earlier in his welcome speech, the Registrar of CRFFN, Barr. Samuel Nwakohu explained that the zonal office was strategic being in a commercial capital of North Western Nigeria adding that the office would ensure total logistics integration to achieve the Council’s overall objective.

“This complex has an admin block, a conference centre for capacity building, meeting rooms, warehouse, lodge, ICT centre and other supporting facilities that makes it conducive for work”, further said.

Eulogizing the achievements of Honourable Minister of Transportation, the Registrar said, “Honourable Minister Sir, under your watch, the Federal Government declared Dala Inland Dry Port here in Kano as port of origin and destination. The commissioning of this edifice is timely as it will serve port users particularly importers and exporters.

It is on record that within this short period, you have vigorously pursued the completion of ongoing projects and strengthened the ministry and her parastatals on the path of high performance. I am glad to acknowledge that CRFFN is a beneficiary of your visionary leadership.”

Nwakohu assured that CRFFN remained focused in her determination to entrench professionalism, promote freight logistics efficiency and improve Nigeria’s ranking on the Logistics Performance index.

He continued, “We are committed to the completion of other ongoing projects across the country in full preparation of Nigeria’s participation in the African Continental Free Trade Area(AfCFTA), especially in the cross border logistics service provision and no geo-political zone will be left behind.

“We therefore enjoin all practitioners to take full advantage of our presence here to build capacity by way of training and leveraging on our national and international logistics networks and alliances.

“Let me use this opportunity to remind our registered practitioners to renew their subscription and urge those who are yet to register, to do so too. By registering, they not only comply with the law, they also get listed in the Council’s register of freight forwarders.”

Photo: (L-R): Barr. Samuel Nwakohu, Registrar/CEO of CRFFN, Prince Ademola Adegoroye, Minister of State for Transportation, a representative of the Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje and Dr. Mrs. Magdalene Ajani, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation during the commissioning of the CRFFN Kano Zonal office recently.

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  1. Obiekezie Frank on

    Chairman of the Council remained in the back ground while the Registar took all the shine. This our Council ‘don tire me’.

    • Yes! That is how it supposed to be because the Registrar is the Chief executive Officer of CRFFN and not the Chairman. The Registrar sees to the day to day running of the Council, not the Chairman. The Chairman and members of the Governing Council are only approving and oversighting the Registrar and the management team who execute what has been approved by the Council members. In a saner clime, the Chairman is not supposed to be known or seen except in exceptional cases. So, it is the Registrar and his management team that executed the Kano Zonal office project not the Chairman or the governing Council. Thank you sir.

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