CRFFNCouncil for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (est. 2007)
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Speaking on the several court cases against the council, he admitted that the CRFFN at the moment has seven court cases.
Anybody who is not a registered member of CRFFN will not do any business in the port and also with the Customs.
'Anybody that did not register with CRFFN, will not have any business in NPA and by God's grace, we are paying a courtesy call next week to the CG of Customs.
Tsanni further disclosed that the Council would embark on training of freight forwarders even as he insisted that it is only those who are in possession of the CRFFN identity cards that would be allowed access into the ports.
Describing this as dangerous to the national economy, Bello was of the view that those who seek Customs agency licences should first be compelled to go through the CRFFN which has been empowered by constitutional provisions to regulate the freight forwarders.
Sarumi said the problem of the practitioners was 'extreme unionism', adding that all the associations in the industry are working in opposite directions against the objectives setting up the CRFFN.
'As a matter of fact, NIWA was the first agency to be attended to by the distinguished senators, while the CRFFN was the last agency that the committee invited.
'Access into the port for a freight forwarder is based on the identity card issued by the CRFFN to its members and certified by the NPA as the custodian of the port, but PTML is not compliant, I am so sad that they are doing it with impunity.
When contacted by the Nigerian Tribune, the General Manager of PTML, MrTundeKesinro stated that CRFFN accreditation is not enough reason to qualify anybody as a port agent.
Hassan Jonga and Otunba Moshood Tijani as members of the CRFFN Governing Board adding that the Chairman will emerge after election by the freight forwarders as the Act stipulates that the Chairman must come from the elected freight forwarding practitioners in the Council.