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Confusion rocks CRFFN over Amiwero’s travails

By Godwin Oritse
THE recent crisis in the leadership of the various freight forwarding groups in the maritime may not be resolved in the near future as Council members of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarders in Nigeria (CRFFN) have passes a vote of no confidence on its Chairman Mr Tony Nwabunike .

Some freight forwarders have also accused Nwabunike of taking sides with the faceless group of people behind the crisis that rocked the Lucky Amiwero led National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents, a development that led to the removal of Amiwero as the President of the association.

The Council some of whom spoke to Vanguard on the condition of anonymity said  that Nwabunike does not seem to have g a good understanding of the vision of the Council

The members  expressed shock that Mr Nwabunike could hurriedly support the removal of Amiwero, they also alleged that he was part of the conspiracy that led to the removal and the subsequent remand of  the former president of Council of Managing Directors.

According to them, “Mr Nwabunike has no right to endorse the removal of the president of an association, except he has a vested interest or he is a part of the conspiracy”.

In his reaction to the development, the Chairman of CRFFN Nwabunike told Vanguard that there was cause for alarm as everything is under control.

He also said that the Council budget has been approved, adding that the Council has received total of N150million as grant for year 2009.

Statutorily, the CRFFN is supposed to have about 40 members made up of practising freight forwarders, government appointees from agencies and academic institutions as well as relevant non government organizations.


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