APFFLON READIES VENUE FOR STAKEHOLDERS’ INTERFACE
*** Organizes free medical tests for freight forwarders
*** Agencies to sensitize port users on their modus operandi
By Mcanthony Onuoha
Maritime Stakeholders will converge on TinCan Island on Thursday,the 24th of February 2022, to brainstorm on Ease of Doing Business.
The event, which is being organized by Africa Association of Professional Freight Forwarders and Logistics of Nigeria- APFFLON, TinCan Chapter, is to appraise Ease of Doing Business at the ports as agencies of government will seize the opportunity to sensitize port users on their modes of operation.
The Nigeria Customs Service will be sensitizing freight forwarders on e-Custom, the Directorate of States Services (DSS), will be speaking on PROLIFERATION OF FIREARMS, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), will sensitize port users on the DANGERS OF NARCOTICS AND UNWHOLESOME DRUGS, the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), will discuss E-CLEARANCE, while the Nigeria Ports Authority will talk on EASE OF DOING BUSINESS AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT.
Meanwhile, Health Officers will be at the venue to carry out free medical tests on the bill of APFFLON.
The event,which kicks off by 10:00AM at the Open Ground(First Gate) TinCan Island Port, is expected to end by 12 Noon Prompt.
Briefing Newsmen on the objective of the event at the Association’s Chapter Secretariat, the Chairman of APFFLON, TinCan Chapter, Comrade Emeka Godfrey Nwosu, said that the event was extremely important because it would provide a platform for relevant Stakeholders to dissect obvious industrial challenges and also proffer urgent solutions to most of them. Comrade Nwosu, who commended his team for the Noble initiative, promised to make the event one of his administration’s regular programmes.
Expected to grace the occasion is the National President of APFFLON, Otunba Frank Ogunojemite and his National Executives.