The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has reiterated its support for the collection of the Practitioners’ Operating Fees (POF) alongside the payment of registration and annual subscription fees.
However, it would be recalled that some other freight forwarding associations have been against the collection of the POF as they insist on first having a governing council of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria(CRFFN).
Meanwhile, NAGAFF, had in a statement, directed that all practicing freight forwarders be duly registered with the CRFFN, and make the required payment, in order to be recognised and gain entry into the ports.
The statement read that “This is to inform all freight forwarders who were initially registered by CRFFN and others yet to be registered that sequel to an earlier letter from the Ministry of Transportation with Ref No. T.4252/S.8/C.15/T/44 of 5th July 2017 to NAGAFF, the CRFFN has assigned four of its staff to be stationed in the CRFFN accredited NAGAFF Training Centre within the NAGAFF Headquarters at 2A Maybin Road GRA Apapa to facilitate the smooth invoicing and payment of Registration, Annual Subscription and Practitioners’ Operating Fees for freight forwarders.
“Accordingly you are enjoined to take advantage of this platform to be properly documented and registered with CRFFN to afford you entry into the ports and equally confer you with the right of participation to vote or to be voted for in the forth coming Council election. The center is open
from 9am – 4pm daily for two weeks starting from 10th of August 2017 at NAGAFF Village 2A Maybin Road GRA Apapa Lagos.”