Founder of NAGAFF, Dr. Boniface Aniebonam

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders NAGAFF, has said that the dissolution of its National Executive Committee NECOM was in line with the provisions of the constitution of the association.

The association had in addition to dissolving National Executive Committee, also lifted ban on chapter elections, which are expected to take place sometime next year.

National President of the association, Chief Increase Uche, who made this disclosure during an emergency meeting of the national officers in Lagos, said that the leadership complied with all constitutional requirements in the dissolution of the NECOM.

The national president, who expressed appreciation to the founder of the association, Dr. Boniface Aniebonam and the Board of Trustees BOT for their selfless service to the association, also wished them success in their future endeavours.

He urged them to continue in their dedication to the cause of NAGAFF, and serve it in any capacity they might be called upon, adding that there will always be need to tap into their wealth of experience in the service of the association.

However, members of the dissolved National Officers took their turns to thank the founder and members of the BOT, and pledged their continued loyalty to NAGAFF and also thanked the association for the privilege given them to serve the great association at the highest level of administration.

A highpoint of the meeting was the lifting of the ban placed on electioneering campaigns by the president, which was in preparation for the election of officers into the chapter executives committees slated for 2018.

Uche therefore urged those interested in vying for any position at the chapter level to go into the field to canvass for votes from eligible members.

He however admonished contestants to play the game by the rules and put the interest of NAGAFF first in the process of their electioneering campaigns.

Available records show that the current chapter executives came into office in April 2014, after the March 2014 elections which brought into office for four-year tenure.

The constitution of the association provides that a member of the chapter exco is entitled to serve not more than two terms of two years each, which brings to a maximum of four years for any chapter office holder.

The NAGAFF constitution also makes it mandatory that all electorates and contestants must be bonifide members of the association as well as members of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria CRFFN.

Therefore, to vote and be voted for, members are expected to regularise their membership both with the CRFFN and the association, without which they might not be allowed to vote or be voted for.