Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, said yesterday that freight forwarders who do not follow established processes as enshrined in the law would not be allowed to operate in Nigeria. He enjoined all freight forwarders in Nigeria to take advantage of the certification process put in place by the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria, CRFFN, to become professionally fit and competent as well as achieve the International diploma in Freight Forwarding and Supply Chain Management.
Amaechi, who is the supervisory minister of CRFFN, said this certification, which is internationally recognized by the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association , FIATA, would not only educate and enlighten freight forwarders but also improve the country’s performance index.
Speaking at the 2019 sensitisation workshop on freight forwarding as a career, organized by CRFFN and ADG International Resources in Lagos, Amaechi said:
“Professionalising freight forwarding will no doubt improve the ease of doing business ratings and reduce smuggling activities which is dangerous and inimical to the country’s economy.