The Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MWUN) under the leadership of Comrade (Prince) Dr. Adewale Adeyanju, fnli, HFCPSP, FCAI, in conjunction with his national executive officers recently paid a courtesy visit to the Council for The Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN).

During the visit to CRFFN at its operational headquarters in Marina, Lagos, the Union delegations were intimated on the constitution of a “Technical Committee On Identification Of Challenges Militating Against Its Speedy And Efficient Service Delivery On Mandate Of The Council”; as this was revealed on the day for the immediate intervention of the Union.

However, the acting Registrar of CRFFN/CEO, Uromta Chinyere C. (Mrs), did say that it was one of the major reasons the Regulating body had to identify with the Union by affiliate of membership in the Shipping, Clearing & Forwarding Agencies Workers’ Branch of the Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria, given to the newly created Ministry of Marine & Blue Economy by the President of Nigeria, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCON.

In response to all the enumerated challenges, Dr. Adeyanju thanked the Registrar for her resilience and commitment to duty in carrying out her obligations in the face of  difficulty and the biting challenges as explained; and thereby, promised to quickly wade into the matter by engaging with the government and all the necessary revenue generating agencies and stakeholders in the Maritime sector, so as to effectively nip in the bud the bottleneck militating against the CRFFN  core obligations towards all the agencies under its regulation in the country, and to also effectively manage the day to day administration of the body; even as workers’ salaries are  yet to be paid for over six months running; noting that CRFFN name  has been removed from the usual annual budgetary allocations by the federal government; which had practically paralysed all functions of the Regulating body.


Comrade John Kennedy Ikemefuna, Head of Media, MWUN

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