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NIFFCB to develop data base of practitioners in Nigeria

The Nigerian Institute of Freight Forwarders and Customs Brokers
(NIFFCB) says it is working towards building a large data base of freight
forwarders in Nigeria.

Mr Ifeanyichukwu Joseph, the institute’s Ag, Executive Secretary/
Registrar, says the initiative will serve research purposes and also enable
media access vital information for purpose of news-worthy information to the

“We now want to build a robust data base of freight forwarders in the
country, whereby the practitioners will be known.

“A data base that people can access from around the world, and know
those who are practicing freight forwarding in Nigeria.

“And this data base can be veritable material for researchers and even
the media for the purpose of information and research,” he said.

He said the new effort by the institute was to ensure accreditation for
freight forwarding education in Nigeria, to ensure their certificates would be
acceptable globally.

“We want to ensure that freight forwarding education is accredited and
those who are trained in Nigeria can be certified and can present their
certificates anywhere in the world and it would be acceptable.”

Joseph added that in line with the training effort, short training
courses would be held for awareness creation to help practitioners stay
informed of latest developments internationally.

He said it would be geared towards achieving the desire of graduates of
freight forwarding and supply-chain management to have a place, like a melting
point, in terms of standard and certification, just like accountants get
chartered and become professionals.

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