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FIATA lifts travel ban on Nigeria

15 November 2012, 07:15

Abuja - The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) on Wednesday lifted travel ban placed on Nigeria last year.

FIATA announced the lifting of the ban in a statement signed by Mrs Chinyere Uromta, Head, Corporate Affairs of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN).

It said that the resolution followed the council's reception of documents submitted by the parties which contained copies of the Federal High Court of Lagos decree reflecting resolution of the parties.

FIATA has in 2 September 2011, placed a travel ban on Nigeria over some issues between the CRFFN and some aggrieved Freight Forwarders Association.

The statement said that with the lift on the ban, FIATA officials would no longer be prevented from travelling to Nigeria.

It said that the Registrar, CRFFN, Mr Mike Jukwe, said that with the new development, FIATA officials were in a position to travel into the country when appropriate and help to add value to the profession.

It reaffirmed the commitment of the CRFFN to justify its membership of FIATA, especially by upholding the benefit of the council's validation of its diploma courses in Freight Forwarding and Supply Chain Management.

"The council also looks forward to the validation of the Higher Diploma in Freight Forwarding and Supply Chain Management," it said.

It said that the lifting of the ban was one of the dividends of the council’s effort and its participation in recently concluded FIATA world congress in US.

FIATA, founded in Austria in May 31, 1926 is the largest non-governmental organisation in the field of transportation with worldwide influence.

It covers approximately 40 000 forwarding and logistics firms also known as the 'Architects of Transport', employing around eight to 10 million people in 150 countries.



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