The Africa Association of Professional Freight Forwarders and Logistics of Nigeria (APFFLON), has commended the Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, for taking a bold step towards reforming the freight forwarding sub-sector.
The National President of APFFLON, Otunba Frank Ogunojemite, who made the commendation after a successful election of 15 persons as members of the Governing Board of Council for Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN),on Wednesday, however, demanded quality representation from members of the new board.
Ogunojemite, in a Media chat, after monitoring the election in Lagos, said, the immediate past Governing Council members were woeful and urged the newly elected members not to tow their line
He said, “We demand quality representation and a total departure from the manner of representation given to us by the immediate past Governing Council members.”
Also, he expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the election, saying it was a peaceful exercise.
Recall that the election, which was supposed to be held last year, 2021, was put on hold because of the disagreement that ensued over the Council’s electoral process as it did not satisfy the interests of all the categories that formed its membership.
According to APFFLON, ” the firm stance of the Hon. Minister on conducting a fair and credible CRFFN election is an attestation to the Minister’s desire and willingness to leave the freight Forwarding subsector better than he met it. By this election, the Minister and his team have shown administrative capacity, and APFFLON is satisfied with the conduct of the election.”
“We also want to congratulate the new members of the Board and all that contested but lost, we salute your courage, you are all winners provided you had the intention to contribute meaningfully to the growth of the sector. You are patriotic citizens and we urge you not to relent in proffering solutions to the numerous challenges facing the freight forwarding subsector.”
” Having congratulated the new Council Members, we also appreciate the leaderships of all the associations; ANLCA, NAGAFF, ARFFN, NCMDCLA, NAFAC, and the media for their wonderful roles.”
” I want to specially thank the Founder of NAGAFF, Dr.Boniface Okechukwu Aniebonam, Aare Akeem Olanrewaju, Prince Olayiwola Shittu and Mr. Lucky Amiwero, for their immense contributions to the sector, we salute their doggedness .”
” To the newly elected Board members, we expect you to show capacity as you go there to represent us. A great responsibility now lies on your individual shoulders and as our representatives at the Council, we expect you people to be selfless and ready to work assiduously to achieve the desired results. We demand quality representation and a total departure from the manner of representation given to us by the immediate past Governing Council members.” The group advised.