The recently- inaugurated members of the governing council of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) has called for synergy between the council and other government agencies as well as operators in freight forwarding chain order to provide harmonious working relationship.
Chairman of the governing council, Alhaji Abubakar Tsanni said this yesterday in Lagos during the council's maiden press conference.
He reiterated that such synergy between the council and other operators, including government agencies will boost effective service delivery.
Tsanni told journalists yesterday that the CRFFN under the new governing council “shall create a harmonious working relationship amongst operators in the industry as well as create the needed synergy between the council and operators, including all agencies of the government for effective service delivery".
The CRFFN Chairman also assured that the council will also work to ensure increased revenue into the coffers of the Federal Government through the instrumentality of existing laws.
He declared that the Council is aware of the need to boost government revenue, adding that the CRFFN Governing Council “will carefully pursue through existing domestic laws to ensure a better deal for both the government and major key players in the industry, with a view to move to the next level of globally recognised competitive governance”. “This we shall do with every sense of responsibility, transparency and justice", he assured.
Speaking further the CRFFN Chairman gave indication that it will purge freight forwarding of all undesirable practices, and unsure that the industry is friendly for law abiding practitioners.
"Further to this, council shall ensure that each practitioner is legally eligible to carry out business in and around the ports without incurring demurrages or any form of loss. This we shall ensure to give both parties the opportunity to leverage on the prospects and successes of together we can attitude so as to achieve maximum benefits for the general betterment of the society", he declared.
He however assured operators that henceforth, the CRFFN will protect their interests under the law, even as he assured the staff of the council of commitment towards their well-being.
"I assure all that every interest shall be protected under due process and the law. Members of staff are rest assured of the council’s commitment to their well-being and be certain that every entitlement owed them would be paid. In view of this, we demand loyalty and commitment at your duty posts"