Tuesday, 27 September 2022

News Release: Communique Of The Maiden Edition Of The Freight Forwarders Summit In Nigeria

Summit Rapporteur/Spokesperson, Chidi Anthony Opara reading out the Communique

Communique Of The Maiden Edition Of Nigeria Freight Forwarding Summit Convened By Concerned Nigeria Registered Freight Forwarders(CNRFF) In Collaboration With Council For The Regulation Of Freight Forwarding In Nigeria(CRFFN)'s Freight Forwarders Consultative Forum (FFCF)Held On 22nd September, 2022 At Rockview Hotel FESTAC Town Lagos State:

Summit Chairman: Chief Ernest Elochukwu.

Summit Rapporteur/Spokesperson: Comrade Chidi Anthony Opara.

(1) Summit commended the sacrifices of participants who took time off their businesses to attend the Summit and make contributions.

(2) Summit commended the efforts of the organizers of the Summit.

(3)Summit recommended improved relationships between governmental and non governmental organizations in the ports and freight forwarders henceforth.

(4)Summit recognized that the problems bedeviling the freight forwarding subsector in Nigeria has been increasing rather than decreasing and that solutions should be sought for henceforth.

(5) Summit demanded that the implimentations of the 32-point solutions identified by Freight Forwarders Consultative Forum(FFCF) in its meeting in August 2022 and ratified by Council For The Regulation of Freight Forwarding In Nigeria (CRFFN) in its meeting in September 2022 should be fast.

(6)Summit agreed that there will be a Monitoring Committee for the implimentations of solutions of identified problems in the subsector.

(7) Summit agreed that "Nigeria Freight Forwarding Summit" will be an annual event under same structure.

(8) Summit recommended that henceforth, Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding In Nigeria(CRFFN) should effectively fulfill its mandate of training and retraining of practitioners and to always attend to the welfare of Registered Freight Forwarders.

(9) Summit agreed that all stakeholders should close ranks and present a united front always.

(10) Summit recommended that henceforth, CRFFN Governing Council and management should be administered strictly according to the provisions of the establishment act.

(11) Summit recommended that the CRFFN establishment act should be amended to reflect the required focus and independence.

(12) Summit recommended that all freight forwarding associations should be merged into one body for effectiveness.

Communique was read to participants and was adopted. 

Summit mandated the Rapporteur/Spokesperson to release the communique to the public.


Chidi Anthony Opara, FIIM, CDOA

(Summit Rapporteur/Spokesperson)

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