Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN),in conjunction with Redeemers’ University, Ede -Osun State has conducted it maiden graduation ceremony in Freight forwarding and supply chain management. The epoch making ceremony which held on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at the University of Lagos, had the Creme de – la – Creme in government as well as the the freight forwarding profession gracing the event.
With the Transportation Minister, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi as the special guest of honor, the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as host, while the Registrar, CRFFN, Barr.Sam Nwakaohu as Chief host, Dr Magdalene Ajani, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation and the immediate past Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Shippers’Council, Barr. Hassan Bello amongst other dignitaries.
Conspicuously represented was the National Association of Government approved freight forwarders (Nagaff) with a good number of graduants and awardees coming from its fold.
The Nagaff Airport Chapter was flamboyantly represented, with the Chairman Comrade Bernard Onyeka Udo and his Asst. Secretary, Akogun Sulaimon Fatai Ayomide both bagging the award of FIATA Higher Diploma in Freight forwarding and Supply chain management from the Redeemers’ University Ede-Osun State.
The Nagaff Chairman stated that the knowledge acquired from this programme has given him a leverage which he intends to further expore.
According to him, ” this programme has had an unprecedented effect on all of us and I think the only way to sanitize the freight forwarding industry is to get all practitioners to go through this professional Education. This offer you the grasp of the rudimentary studies of Freight Forwarding, apart from on the field training which one acquires from practicing.”
Onyeka urged all freight forwarders to embrace education which will give them an edge in the business. He say education is definitely a key factor in Freight Forwarding business.
“Professionalism as it is, begins with going back to the classroom, without which you will be missing in action. If you don’t know what is moving, then you have lost touch. Education is key to every thing we do in life and our profession, freight forwarding is not an exception,” he stated.
Also Speaking, the Asst. Secretary Nagaff, Airport Chapter, Akogun Sulaimon Fatai Ayomide says it is with great joy and enthusiasm ” participating in this graduation ceremony, I recall when the Founder, Dr Aniebonam made it mandatory that all executives of Nagaff at all levels should go back to school, you can see where it has taken us, you can witness now, Nagaff is going to reap bountifully from that noble charge. With the erudite President at the top, knowledgeable Chairmen and Executives, success is assured,” Ayomide enthused.
Continuing, he said he is very glad to have taken founder’s instruction seriously, one of the benefits of education he says, is the ability to defend the noble profession properly without fear and also earn the respect and admiration of government Agencies; NCS, NPA and the Nigerian Shippers’Council who before now branded us as “touts”.
Ayomide advised up and coming freight forwarders not to rely solely on the knowledge acquired on the field but should also go the extra mile to acquire formal education on Freight Forwarding which will make them full fledged professionals,” he said.