As the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders ( NAGAFF ) is in top gear preparation for the various chapters 2018 election, the chairmanship aspirant for Apapa chapter, Ndubuisi Ozoegbo has called on all Freight Forwarders to vote wisely for change as Apapa chapter of the association needs total reform as the out going government has failed in its duties.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Ebony Herald International Magazine, Ozoegbo said that one of the main reasons he is contesting for the Apapa chairmanship position is to bring the chapter to limelight and also sanitize the system by re-uniting all Freight Forwarders in different association.
“I am not just coming in for politics sake but to re-arrange what has been damaged by the outgoing leadership. I want to infuse discipline among Freight Forwarders so as to flush out the bad eggs in the industry” he said.
According to him, his vision is to take freight to another level and also announce Apapa Chapter of NAGAFF to the whole world as the era of people referring to Freight Forwarders as touts has come to an end.
He added that freight forwarding is an international profession as it is recognized in the whole world.
“NAGAFF as an association is known for discipline, and as such members must imbibe that same spirit. As a leader, you are also a servant to your followers as you are answerable to them at any point in time. The era of one man show must stop in Apapa chapter; members are liable to know what is going on in their chapters and there should be constant meetings with members so as to know their plight.
“The out going administration has done absolutely nothing to grow the chapter. Can you imagine that Apapa chapter has no secretariat and for some many years, members never had meetings with their leader – that alone is failure as the leaders lacked professionalism’, he added.
Uzoegbo also pointed out that he is out to liberate Freight Forwarders and to put a stop to them being neglected by their leader and make them smile again in the course of carrying out their duties.
While promising that if elected as the chairman Apapa chapter of NAGAFF, his administration will run an open door policy as member will have access to their leader and also the welfare of the members will be totally taken care of especially in the area of health, he assured members that his administration will take seriously capacity building of members through organizations of seminars and workshops that will teach them how to run successful business and be at the top.