A new Registrar/ Chief Executive Officer has been appointed for the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN). He is Barrister Nwakohu Samuel.
His appointment was announced by the Council’s Chairman; Alhaji Tsanni Abubakar in a statement issued by the Council and sent to Shipping Position Daily on Saturday.
Mr Nwakohu succeeds the Council’s pioneer Registrar; Sir Mike Jukwe, who retired late last year after attaining the mandatory 60 years.
In the CRFFN press release, its Head of Corporate Affairs; Mrs Uromta Chinyere added that the new Registrar has since resumed.
The Council’s spokesperson quoted the Chairman as saying that the appointment was made in line with the provisions of the CRFFN Act Number 16 of 2007 which endeared the Governing Council with powers to appoint substantive Registrar/CEO to oversee the administrative activities of the Council as when due.
He was also quoted as charging the new CRFFN Chief Executive to work towards justifying the confidence reposed on him by the Federal Government and Council through his initiation of programmes that will reposition the freight forwarding profession to an enviable height.
Meanwhile, the new Registrar has expressed the desire to work towards the development of freight forwarding in line with the Act establishing the Council.
He made the assurance in his maiden speech to the Management and Staff of the Council on his assumption of duty at the Council’s Headquarters at Joseph Harder Street, Marina in Lagos.
He assured the staff of the provision of necessary working tools for the discharge of their duties and called for their corporation and support in efforts to move the Council Forward.
The maiden meeting with management and staff was attended by the Council chairman. Alhaji Tsanni Abubakar.
Also in his remark at the occasion, a member of the Governing Council, Alhaji Moshood Tijani enjoined the staff to shun distractions and acts capable of retarding the progress of the Council and be loyal to the new regime.
The inaugural meeting was witnessed by some members of the Governing Council of CRFFN.
Until his appointment, Barrister Nwakohu Samuel was an accomplished Barrister at Law, Versatile Business Entrepreneur with over 30 years working experience attending to clients in key sectors of the Nigerian economy, ranging from, Oil & Gas, Banking, Information Technology, Insurance, Security and Pharmaceuticals. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), International Bar Association (IBA), and Common Wealth Business Council (CBC), to mention a few.
He is also a member of the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary International.