Inaugurates Lagos Airport Chapters’ executives
The President of Africa Professional Freight Forwarders and Logistics of Nigeria (APFFLON), Otunba Frank Ogunojemite, has disclosed that the children of past Comptroller Generals of Nigeria Customs Service, were the facilitators of the foreign companies that clinched the concession of scanner provision in the nation’s ports.
APFFLON President said it is unfortunate that Nigeria, despite a huge financial commitment to the scanner concession contract, would not benefit financially but only the foreign companies being sponsored by the children of past Comptroller Generals of Customs (CGC).
Frank Ogunojemite stated this while inaugurating the new chapter executives of Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) and Murtala Mohammed Airport (MMA) in Lagos at the national secretariat of the association in Ikeja, Lagos yesterday.
Ogunojemite who enumerated the successes of the association since its inception two years ago said the contract was deceit by all its terms and conditions which give the contractors a 20-years mandate to operate without returns to the coffers of Nigeria, asking ‘’what will be the fate of Nigerian freight forwarders?’’
‘’We saw it coming. APFFLON will not relent in fighting and exposing the fraud to a logical conclusion because of the future of the nation and, most importantly, the freight forwarders. The battle is for all of us,’’ said he.
APFFLON President however called on the new chapter executives to work for the progress of the profession by exposing any wrongdoing in the industry and come up with ideas that can bring development to their members. He added that they must always stand to defend the aims and objectives of the association and eschew any acts that can tarnish the image of the association.
Ogunojemite said that all members of the chapters were eminently qualified to be in the executives but this was not possible and charged them to support their leaders.
The executive members of MMA Chapters are Forwarder Olabode Akogun, Chairman; Forwarder Cyril Ogunna, Vice Chairman; Forwarder Azeez Mustapha, Secretary; Forwarder Quadri Olorunfunmi, Assistant Secretary; Forwarder Giwa Rasaq, Public Relations Officer; Forwarder Akasike Ifeanyi, Financial Secretary; Forwarder Kudu Marley, Treasurer; Forwarder Enesi Isamaila, Welfare Officer, and Forwarder Pastor Sola Akintola, Ethics and Discipline.
The executive members of the MMIA Chapter are Forwarder Martins Ibeh, Coordinator; Forwarder Ganiyu Kolawole, Assistant Coordinator, and Forwarder Victor Shotayo, Secretary.