Ships & Ports to hold Town Hall meeting on CRFFN

Ships & Ports Communication Company in collaboration with the Council  for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) will on  Tuesday, May 16, hold a town hall meeting to commemorate the 10th  anniversary of the CRFFN Act.

Coordinator of the event, Shulammite Olowofoyeku, said the town hall  meeting with the theme ‘CRFFN @10: How Far, So Far,’ will hold at the Nigerian Shippers Council Headquarters, Apapa.

In a statement recently, Olowofoyeku said the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, will open the event with a key note address.

The meeting she said will discuss the way forward for the nascent CRFFN.

Some of the issues on the front burner include performance of CRFFN in 10 years, challenges facing CRFFN’s operation, proposed amendment of  CRFFN Act, Constitution of CRFFN Governing Council and financial sustenance of CRFFN among others.

The town hall meeting is expected to be attended by the Comptroller  General of Customs, Hameed Ali; Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers  Council, Hassan Bello; Managing Director, Nigerian Port Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman; Chairman, Seaport Terminal Operators Association of  Nigeria (STOAN), Princess Vicky Hastrup and Director General Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside.

Also billed for the meeting are the President, Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Prince Olayiwola Shittu;  Founder, National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), Boniface Aniebonam and the leadership of other freights forwarding associations.

The town hall meeting will be conducted as a panel discussion with the  Registrar, CRFFN, Sir, Mike Jukwe leading the panel.