Story By Gloria Ehiaghe.
The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarder (NAGAFF) has unveiled new charges for freight forwarders and intending practitioners who wish to join the profession. This, according to the body, is an approved fee by the of Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN).
In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Stanley Ezenga, registering as a member of the body became important following the implementation of new executive order by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to curb touting and other illegal activities at the ports. He also stated that it will facilitate the quick issuance of the CRFFN and NPA identity cards to gain access into the ports.
The membership fee has different amounts for four categories of freight forwarders, including staff, executive freight forwarders, freight forwarder companies and freight service provider. There also different categories for membership fee, application fee and annual subscription fee.
The statement warned that “mobile courts may be attached to the ports to summarily try offenders of government orders and regulations within the seaports and airports. If you are a freight forwarder and or a licensed customs agent, we do advise that you approach NAGAFF or ANLCA respectively in this regard urgently.”