The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has dissolved the national executives of its 100 percent Compliance team.
The Compliance team, an initiative of NAGAFF was created to check corruption and promote compliance in order to facilitate trade at the nation’s ports.
The team in its efforts to monitor and enforce compliance has, however, come under attacks by some stakeholders who regarded its operations as illegal and a mere posturing.
Speaking with journalists in Lagos last week, Chairman of the Compliance Team, Ibrahim Tanko disclosed that the national executive committee of the team was dissolved because some members of the executives are no longer representing the interest and mandate of the group.
Tanko, who is also a member of the Governing Board of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) said the NAGAFF management is working on reconstituting a new national executive, which would be announced soon.
He said, “Some might have been wondering why the compliance team for some time has been quiet. We are trying to reconstitute our compliance team because we noticed some of our members are not representing us well. We know a lot of people don’t like us, so when we see anything not going well among our members, we try to correct it.
“So, we needed to make some changes and that is why the founder of NAGAFF decided to dissolve all the national executives of the Compliance team.
“As it is now, we are still working on reconstituting another compliance team. That is why we have been a little bit quiet. But it will not stop us from keeping quiet when things are going wrong by the day.”
Tanko, however, noted that the dissolution of the executives did not affect the office of the National Chairman and Secretary of the Compliance team.