NAGAFF officials bag FIATA Higher Diploma in Freight forwarding
* Education is important factor in freight forwarding business – Comrade Bernard Onyeka
The Chairman, Airport Chapter, National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarder (NAGAFF), Comrade Bernard Onyeka Udo, and his Assistant Secretary, Akogun Sulaimon Fatai Ayomide, have received FIATA Higher Diploma in Freight forwarding and Supply chain management from the Redeemers’ University, Ede-Osun State.
The certificates were presented to them at the just concluded graduation ceremony, conducted by
Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN), in conjunction with Redeemers’ University.
The ceremony, which took place on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at University of Lagos, brought in attendance, Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi as the special guest of honour, the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as host, the Registrar of CRFFN, Barr.Sam Nwakaohu as Chief host, Dr Magdalene Ajani, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, the immediate past Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigerian Shippers ’Council, Barr. Hassan Bello, Freight Forwarders across various chapters and stakeholders in the maritime industry.
In his remarks, Comrade Onyeka described education as a very important factor in promoting Freight Forwarding business in Nigeria and at international level.
He urged freight forwarders to embrace education, in order to upscale their competences in the business.
His words :
“Education is key to every thing we do in life and our profession, freight forwarding is not an exception. Professionalism begin with going back to the classroom, without which you will be missing in action.
“This programme has an unprecedented effect on all of us. The only way to sanitise the freight forwarding industry is to get all practitioners to go through this professional Education. This offers us the grasp of rudimentary studies of Freight Forwarding, apart from the field training one acquires from practicing.”
Also Speaking, the Asstistant Secretary Nagaff, Airport Chapter, Akogun Sulaimon Fatai Ayomide expressed great enthusiasm on the programme.
He pointed out, “I can recall when NAGAFF Founder, Dr Boniface 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. Nagaff is going to reap bountifully from that noble charge. With the erudite President at the top, knowledgeable Chairmen and Executives, success is assured.
“We are glad to have taken founder’s instruction seriously.
The benefit of education is the ability to defend our noble profession properly without fear. We also earn the respect and admiration of government Agencies like Nigeria Customs
Service, Nigerian Ports Authority and the Nigerian Shippers’ Council”.