In line with the ongoing reforms in the nation’s freight forwarding profession, the President of the Institute of Freight Forwarders of Nigeria, Mr. Zeb Ikokide, announced at the weekend that the institute had changed its name to Nigerian Institute of Freight Forwarders (NIFF).
In a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos, Mr. Ikokide said that the re-branding of the institute reflected its commitment to changes in freight forwarding industry in the country.
He said that it was also due to the concomitant responsibilities imposed on her as an accredited professional organ of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN).
According to him, the CRFFN Act 2007 gave the institute new responsibilities that had necessitated its re-branding to deliver top of the range professional training and services to members and stakeholders.
“The institute, among other things, has been charged by the council to provide a Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme for all freight forwarders.