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Nigerian elected as President of African Federation of Freight Forwarders

Chief Lexzy Nwangwu

A former
National Secretary, National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs
Agents (NCMDLCA) Nigeria, and Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, Association of
Registered Freight Forwarder (ARFF) Nigeria, Chief Lexzy Nwangwu, has been
elected President of the African Federation of Freight Forwarders (AFFF), an
offshoot of African Union’s African Maritime Transport Charter established to
facilitate the 2050 Africa’s Integrated Maritime Strategy (2050 AIM -Strategy).

Sworn in by the President Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the Chairperson, African
Union Commission on Saturday at the just concluded launch of 2015-2025 as the
Decade of African Seas and Oceans held at the African Union headquarters, Addis
Ababa, Ethiopia, Nwangwu was charged with the responsibility of piloting the
affairs of freight forwarders in Africa within the next four years.

Together with a team of two Vice Presidents and ten Directors from different
nations in Africa, Nwangwu is expected to liaise with African nations and their
freight forwarding groups /associations in ensuring the realization of the 2050
Africa’s Integrated Maritime Strategy (2050 AIM -Strategy).

The establishment of the associations
is part of comprehensive maritime strategy adopted by African Heads of States
and Governments at the 22nd Summit of the African Union (AU) “to address
Africa’s maritime challenges for sustainable development and competitiveness”.

Chief Lexzy Nwangwu who trained in India has been a freight forwarder for over
30 years and is the Managing Director, Lexzy Peters Nigeria Limited.
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