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Maritime Academy assures freight forwarders of training mandate


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The Registrar of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) Oron, Ante Mkpandiok has said that the institution was delivering on its mandate of training freight forwarders in the country. Mkpandiok, who also doubles as the Acting Rector of the institution said this yesterday in Lagos at the Nigeria’s Iconic Freight Forwarders Awards organised by Maritime Media Limited.

He said freight forwarders were the greatest beneficiaries of the academy’s training programmes   since its introduction in 1993.

Mkpandiok, who referred to freight forwarders as “tireless men,” called on them to acquire more skills from the academy.


He added that the many challenges and their outcomes have made some practitioners of the noble profession become unscrupulous in their bid to cut corners and make it overnight, pointing out that the actions of such members rub off negatively on the collective image of the industry.

He noted that the academy is an upholder of knowledge and as a development institution, is able to solve the many challenges of freight forwarders through continuous training and retraining of its practitioners.

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