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“Desist from unethical practices,” Shippers’ Council boss tells freight forwarders.

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Segun Oladipupo

The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Hon. Emmanuel Jime has  called on freight forwarders to desist from unethical practices while carrying out their operations at the nation’s seaport.

While encouraging them to embrace professionalism, he also called for partnership between the Council and freight forwarders.

He made the call when a group of freight forwarders paid a familiarization visit to the CEO at the agency’s Headquarters in Lagos on Wednesday.

This is contained in  press statement  signed by the Head, Public Relations of the Council, Rakiya Zubairu-Yagboyaju

He said such collaboration would aid the development of the industry even as he assured that the agency would promote and protect the interest of freight forwarders in the sector.

His words, “Let me start by appreciating you all for finding time out of your respective busy schedules to visit Nigerian Shippers ‘Council.

“As Port Economic Regulator”, he said “NSC cannot achieve anything without the support of stakeholders such as you, in the maritime sector”.

He expressed the Council’s readiness to create a level playing field for the freight forwarders at the nation’s seaports.

The National Vice President, Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Dr. Kayode Farinto, who spoke at the meeting, commended the Nigerian Shippers’ Council and the Port Standing Task Team for the pivotal role they have played in ensuring strict compliance with the Nigerian Port Process Manual (NPPM).

According to him, the introduction of NPPM has begun to address anomalies at the nation’s ports.

Also speaking, the President, National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), Chief Increase Uche, said the freight forwarding Associations are solidly behind the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Council.

He called on the CEO to sustain the robust working relationship NSC had with NAGAFF under his predecessor

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