8th June, 2012
The Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) is set to commence full enforcement of the CRFFN Act 2007.
The Council will from now send its monitoring team to the ports and arrest and prosecute any registered person practising freight forwarding.
Indications to this came to the fore recently when top officials of CRFFN led by its Chairman, Forwarder Hakeem Olanrewaju, met with the Commissioner of the Port Authority Police Command (PAPC), Mr. Kola Shodipo.
CRFFN Registrar, Forwarder Mike Jukwe, in his address at the meeting solicited the cooperation and support of the port police in ensuring that erring clearing agents and freight forwarders practising illegally are apprehended and prosecuted at the Freight Forwarders Tribunal.
Jukwe informed the Police Commissioner that President Goodluck Jonathan’s Transformation Agenda aimed at increasing efficiency, improving transparency and adding value to the economy of the nation has been extended to the freight forwarding sub-sector through the activities of the CRFFN.
By Esther Komolafe