48 hours cargo clearance achievable, says NAGAFF founder

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LAGOS – Boniface Aniebonam, the founder, of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), Thursday said that 48 hours cargo clearance achievable if port operators complied with clearing procedures.
Aniebonam spoke during the swearing-in and reception for NAGAFF after being declared the winner of the 2014 league held in Lagos.
He urged the newly elected chapel executives of the to encourage all members to always engage in genuine declaration to reduce time of doing business in Nigerian ports.
“If you want to be friends with the government, you have to obey the rules of the land because laws are made to be obeyed.
“This is not the time to blame anybody but it is time to cooperate with the government and to lift the industry to a greater height,” Aniebonam said.
He advised all the members of the to be mindful of disseminating irrelevant information through the to the .
Also speaking, Eugene Nweke, of NAGAFF, said that the association had a successful election few ago.
Nweke advised the six chapters of NAGAFF within the industry to promote the objectives and functions of the association.
“NAGAFF is one of the associations which takes professionalism as top priority.
“That is we engage in continuous professional training as mandated by the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria,” he said.
Nweke said that no fewer than 65 per cent of the NAGAFF members were presently undergoing training at reputable maritime institutions. (NAN)