A group photograph of the leadership of National Association of Chambers of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture with the management of the Nigerian Shipper's Council after a visit by the Chamber to the Council last week
Registrar of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN); Sir Mike Jukwe has said that the building that will accommodate the Nigerian Institute of Freight Forwarding (NIFF), a project of the Council in Abuja is almost 100% completed.
Jukwe stated this recently at a retreat held in Abuja for the newly -inaugurated members of the governing council of the CRFFN.
He also revealed that the CRFFN is working with Nigerian Institute for Transport Technology (NITT) in Zaria and the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to get accreditation and run National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) courses in Nigeria.
The Registrar said that Council had accredited some tertiary institutions in Nigeria to help her in awarding certificates in freight forwarding. He added that plans are underway to accredit more universities including University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and Usman Dan Fodio University among others.
"As soon as we are through with that, when you buy a JAMB form you will see these freight forwarding courses available" Jukwe said.
"We accredited training institutions because CRFFN is not a training institution, we are a regulator, so we accredited training institutions to run the courses in this profession, some of them is University of Lagos, we are working on accrediting University of Nigeria, Nnsuka, Unman Dan Fodio University and many more of them"
"We have also set up by our regulation, the Nigerian Institute of Freight Forwarding, the physical structure and infrastructure is ongoing, it is nearing completion, this would be the place where freight forwarders would be receiving their training, both short time courses and long term courses”
"Degree programmes would also be run and freight forwarders can now come out with BA and even PHD and end up getting the respect they deserve”
"However, adequate funding is required for training because training is very expensive but ignorance is more expensive than being knowledgeable "
"It is worth mentioning that for the first time, the council enjoyed capital appropriation with N2.5 released in 2017 for location of offices, operational equipment and the institution that is near 100 percent completion "