By Dapo Olawuni
The Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) recently gathered some selected freight forwarders, governing council members and management staff of the Council in Dubai for a two- day retreat and capacity building programme.
The retreat was reportedly sponsored by a firm known as SW-Global.
In a statement sent to our correspondent yesterday by Head, Corporate Affairs of CRFFN, Mrs Uromta Chinyere, the move was part of the Registrar, Barr Samuel Nwakohu’s one-year strategic plan for the Council in interfacing with key stakeholders on Ease-of-Doing Business.
Barr. Nwakohu disclosed that the journey of Education and Training of Freight Forwarding practitioners which he described as a critical element for speedy development of the sub- sector had started.
In his lecture at the training titled “Roles and Responsibilities of CRFFN and its legal Framework”, Barrister Mayaki of KWO Chambers stated that CRFFN is at threshold of development of Freight Forwarding industry in Nigeria, hence it should serve as a stimulant to Nigeria’s industrialization and trade agenda.
He also urged the Council to work towards the establishment of an independent Tribunal alongside independent prosecutors for exclusive jurisdiction.
In his speech during his lecture titled “Overview of Governance in Council, Board and Top Management interface” Mr. Chinedu Eboh of Kolo Baldwin Consulting Ltd outlined such factors as transparency, accountability, consensus, orientation and inclusive participation of all concerned, amongst others as panacea for the accomplishment of Good Corporate Governance.
In the same vein, the Vice Chairman of the Governing Council, Chief Henry Njoku, in his lecture captioned “Teamwork as Instrument for CRFFN’s Sustainable development’ revealed that for a rapid and sustainable progress to be achieved, the Council must imbibe the culture of team work, geared towards professionalism, not just as instrument but also as a mantra for performance.
He restated that the cultivation of the spirit of teamwork, by the leadership of the Council would pave way for a collective rebuilding, injection of new ideas that will reposition the freight forwarding industry and would in turn reduce unhealthy rivalry, altercation, envy and acrimony amongst staff and management of the Council.
In his closing remarks at the occasion the Chairman of CRFFN Governing Council, Alhaji Abubakar Tsanni urged all board members to close rank in efforts to move the Council forward.
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