June 15, 2024

NAGAFF Sets Up Technical Support Group For Trade Facilitation

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NAGAFF Sets Up Technical Support Group For Trade Facilitation

By Jerry Aguigbo

National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders, (NAGAFF) has setup a technical support group for cargo logistics and trade facilitation.

According to the Founder Nagaff, Dr B.O.Aniebonam the support group was established to undertake specific functions. They are to facilitate and ensure that multi modal transport system and customs facilitation come on stream up- north of the federal Republic of Nigeria

“Within the period under review we have received several complaints from our members and shippers in Kano, Kaduna and Abuja specifically the inherent problems associated with taking delivery of cargo from the mother ports of the south West and southeast to the northern parts of the federation due to insecurity, bad road and cost of doing business.”

Accordingly, nagaff have decided to setup a technical support group cargo logistics and customs facilitation unit to engage the agents of the government associated with regulation and control of cargo movement from the mother ports to inland container terminals .

He informed that the primary responsibility of the group shall include but not limited to interfacing with the Nigeria customs service, Nigeria ports authority and Nigeria railway and other related agencies of the government in that regard

They are also expected to linkup with the organised bodies of the trade groups involved in import and export trade in the north and avail them to the opportunities provided at the inland container terminals operations of the northern part of the country

His words,”the good news is the emergence of DALA INLAND DRY PORT , the most modern inland container terminal springing up in kano state and doing everything possible to make importers and exporters of the northwest, North East and North Central to become competitive in their businesses”

Aniebonam added, “this simply means that every Importer and Exporter of the Northern extraction may not bother to come to lagos or any of the mother ports of the southern part of the country to take delivery or export their cargo . Aside from reduction of cost the safety of cargo and efficient time of doing business is guaranteed,” he enthused .

The Technical Group Members are:

Chief Patrick Ogbo— Chairman
Mr Francis Omotosho– Secretary
Dr Arthur Igwilo— Technical Head
Dr Clement Iwegbuna– NPS
Alhaji Muftau– Northern Zonal Chairman
Alhaji Bello Magaji- Northern Zonal Secretary
Ruth Sunday—– Logistics

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