POF is Normal For Practicing Freight Forwarders in Maritime Sector – Comrade Iwegbuna

…Describes Founder of NAGAFF As Encyclopedia Knowledge

By Maritime security news

The payment of Professional Operating Fees, POF by every practicing members in the freight forwarding community is said to normal affairs that must be embraced by all and sundry. As it is what is obtainable everywhere and among other professional bodies all over.
Registered freight forwarders under the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria, CRFFN have also been advised to embrace as the payment of such fee as it is the only way the industry can be better and contribute successfully to the growth and development of freight forwarding subsector and as well benefit the individual practitioners.
The above was the disclosed recently by the National Secretary Western Zone, Air/Seaport of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders, NAGAFF, Comrade Chukwuemeka Iwegbuna (Omenma) while speaking with this reporter in an exclusive interview.
The front line freight forwarder who is equally the Managing Director of Destiny Impex Limited also comments the founder of NAGAFF, Dr. Boniface Okechukwu Aniebonam for his visionary innovations and ideas which gave birth to NAGAFF and later also birthed CRFFN.
He (Iwegbuna) said that Dr Aniebonam came into the maritime industry with the  mindset of professionalizing the freight forwarding profession.
On the professional Operation Fee, he said: “For the POF, it is normal for every freight forwarder to pay his or her practicing fees annually”. Other professional bodies like Institute if Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN, they pay practicing fees annually, if you go into the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, you pay practicing fees, if you go into the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE, you pay practicing fees. If you go to other bodies in other sectors like the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN and many others like that, they all pay practicing fees annually. So why would it be a different thing in the maritime industry be a different thing?
Speaking of Dr. Aniebonam and his personality, the National Secretary Air/Seaport, Western Zone of the association said, Dr. Aniebonam is a man of many parts.”Dr. Aniebonam is a man of many parts. Words cannot be enough to describe him. Dr. Aniebonam is also an encyclopedia of knowledge, an encyclopedia of maritime industry and also an encyclopedia of the freight forwarding profession in Nigeria.Again, do not forget that he is a politician. He National Chairman of New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, a political party he formed and funded the party and party is making waves. It has produced aw makers at National Assembly”.ReplyForward

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