The National President of the Nigerian Institute of Freight Forwarders (NIFF) Mr. Zebulon Ikokide has called for freight forwarders to be properly trained in other to practice according to international standard.
Ikokide, made the call recently in a chat with Shipping Position Daily in Lagos at the swearing-in ceremony of the newly- elected executives of the Nation Association of Air freight Forwarders and Consolidators (NAFFAC).
He also lauded the immediate past executives of the association by ensuring that the association is registered with the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarders in Nigeria (CRFFN).
He reiterated the need for the new executives to imbibe training of members according to international standard.
The NIFF boss, said that by ensuring that members operate according to international standard, it will go a long way in helping the government to achieve set goals in the industry"My desire as the chairman of this occasion is for you members of NAFFAC to practice freight forwarding professionally, hence my appeal to incoming NAFFAC executives is to imbibe training as one of the cardinal bases. You must push for members to acquire professional training for successful international freight forwarding.
He lauded the Chukwuma Agubamah-led past administration of NAFFAC , even as he added that freight forwarding associations in Nigeria can not be complete without NAFFAC.
"The outgoing executive under the leadership of Chukwuma Agubamah has giant strides since they assumed office. Most important legacy is your induction into the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN). It is a glaring legacy that you are leaving behind. Having said that, there is no way freight forwarding operations in Nigeria will be mentioned without the mention of NAFFAC ", he noted.