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ANLCA, NAGAFF  collaborate to tackle operational challenges at ports.

Segun Oladipupo    |   

The National Executive Committee (NECOM) of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) on Wednesday paid a working visit to the headquarters of the National Association of Governmemt Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) ,seeking a working relationship to tackle the ills in the maritime industry.

National President of ANLCA, Tony Iju Nwabunike while stating the purpose of the visit, said the NECOM had come to find a way to make things work.

Recall that the two giant associations have always held opposing views over port operations and policies of the government.

Nwabunike said, “It is not a speech making day but a day that we should sit down together and synergise to know exactly how to make things work

“Our members have been going through severe and excruciating pains in the process of their operations.

“So I felt it is very important first to come to have a good working relationship with NAGAFF which I consider very seriously.

“We felt we should meet all the freight forwarding associations to make our points straight on government policies, road network or whatever is bringing impediment to the progress of the maritime industry should be tackled together, that is why we are here.

“So, we need to put our house, our minds and resources together to get these things working even in our industrial businesses, in CRFFN and in our businesses.

Earlier, the National President of NAGAFF, Chief Increase Uche in his welcome address appreciated the visit of the NECOM members to NAGAFF even as he noted that it was necessary for both associations to collaborate for efficient port operations.

He said it was important to understand the problems of the port and to come together to tackle them.

While calling on both associations to pursue common goals, he prayed that the friendship that has started between the two groups will be sustained.

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