Barely 24 hours after the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) rejected the offer of palliative from the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), the National Association of Freight Forwarders and Air Consolidators (NAFFAC) has also asked it to direct its palliative offer to the right people.
Recall that NAGAFF had offered the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) a sum of N100 thousand naira, while other four associations including National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs (NCMDLCA), Association of Registered Freight Forwarders in Nigeria (AREFFN) and NAFFAC were give N50 thousand each.
Reacting to the development, the President General of NAFFAC, Prince Bakare Adeyinka said that NAGAFF should have targeted the people who really needed such fund, most especially the less privileged in the society who needs such palliative during the period of the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world.
While appreciating the gesture, Adeyinka stated that NAGAFF should have known that the association is dominated by those who are well to do and do not have to rely on the magnanimity of a sister association to survive.
In a statement sent to our correspondent in Lagos, the association said, “Our attention has been drawn to a publication trending on so many online platforms and news media about palliative sent to some agencies and associations in the maritime circle.
“NAFFAC was named as one of the beneficiaries of the said palliative.
“We want to thank NAGAFF for the thought to bring out that much during this season and to remember us as part of the beneficiaries but we will advise that such should be channelled to a proper place that is more needed as NAFFAC has always been known to house those who are okay and contented with what they have.
In a similar vein, the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents previous day, rejected same offer extended to it by NAGAFF as palliative for the lockdown.
ANLCA had enjoined the sister association to use the fund to make its secretariat more habitable.
Editing by ‘Biodun Soyele
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