CRFFN partners UNN on capacity building in freight forwarding
Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria, (CRFFN), has sealed an arrangement with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), as an accredited education services provider for professional qualifications in freight forwarding and supply chain management.
The Registrar CRFFN, Samuel Nwakohu, said the development is part of its plans towards making Nigeria a training hub for freight forwarding and supply chain management.
Speaking during the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA), in Abuja, Nwakohu said the move was in fulfilment of Section 15 of the CRFFN Act no. 16 of 2007, which provides that the Council should educate freight forwarders to be at par with their counterparts in other countries.
He expressed profound gratitude to the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Ports, Harbours and Waterways, Hon. Dr. Pat Asadu, for sponsoring the project as part of his constituency empowerment.
Speaking, Asadu extoled the CRFFN leadership for this laudable initiative, adding that accreditation of the Centre for Logistics and Transport at the UNN, will be of immense benefit to the people of South East geopolitical zone in particular, and Nigeria at large.
He reaffirmed his commitment to nurture the Centre to enviable heights.
Responding on behalf of the University Vice Chancellor, the Coordinator of the Centre, Prof. Fab Onah, promised to use the Centre to promote learning in freight forwarding, logistics, transport and supply chain as well as skill acquisition by practitioners.
Chairman of Governing Council Committee on Media and Inter Governmental Agencies, Dr. Billy Gillis Harry, said the accreditation of the Centre is an eloquent testimony of the preparedness of the University to promote freight forwarding and supply chain business in the country.
He described freight forwarding as a very critical segment and economic neck of Nigeria and thanked all for he recognition.
Chairman, Education and Training Committee of the Governing Council, Dr. Kayode Farmito, expressed gratitude to Asadu, whom he described as a catalyst for this historic milestone.
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