Following the return of normalcy within the leadership of Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) which ending the 5-year leadership crisis, the African Association of Professional Freight Forwarders and Logistics of Nigeria (APFFLON) has thanked the Council for Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) for brokering peace.
Recall that the Association had been torn apart by internal leadership disputes following Hon. Tony Iju Nwabunike’s assumption of office as its National President five years ago as a misunderstanding saw the Board of Trustees (BoT) led by Taiwo Mustapha refuse to recognise Nwabunike’s presidency until the expiration of his office last year.
APFFLON noted that various efforts have been made to broker peace but all strategies were futile until the intervention of the Chairman, CRFFN Governing Council, Alhaji Tsanni Abubakar and his Committee.
Elated by the reconciliation, APFFLON has also congratulated ANLCA describing the development as “a noble feat.”
In a congratulatory message signed by the APFFLON National President, Otunba Frank Ogunojemite made available to journalists, APFFLON appreciated the National Executive of ANLCA, its entire membership and specially hailed the Chairman, CRFFN Governing Board, Alhaji Tsanni Abubakar, and members of the CRFFN Committee who worked tirelessly in ensuring that peace returned to the Association.
Ogunojemite equally thanked the “gladiators” for embracing peace at last having agreed to collapse the frontier of division which dealt a dazing blow to not only the association but on the collective interest of freight forwarders as some policies and resolutions have quietly been implemented without any form of scrutiny, review or objection because of the protracted crisis that rocked ANLCA, which he described as “the foremost umbrella body of Freight Forwarders in Nigeria.”
The National President of APFFLON argued that ANLCA remained the apex association and must not fail to retain its pride of place in the comity of both local and international associations in trade and logistics supply chain by positively advancing the industry.
“I want to appreciate Alhaji Taiwo Mustapha and his men, a big thank you to Hon. Tony Iju Nwabunike, Dr Kayode Farinto and his executive, and special appreciation to Chief Taiye Oyeniyi for his gentlemanly disposition.
“I want to also appreciate Prince Segun Odutan, Alhaji Babatunde Mukaila and the Acting Registrar of CRFFN, Mrs. Chinyere Uromta as well as Heads of Government Agencies in maritime industry who contributed in one way or another.
“I say a big congratulation to all the members of ANLCA and to everyone that made the peace pact achievable.” Ogunojemite stated.