The Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) said it has introduced a scholarship scheme for practitioners as part of its effort aimed at building capacity among freight forwarders.
Deputy Director, Education, Research and Training of the Council, Alban Igwe who disclosed this in a chat with SHIPS & PORTS DAILY said only 300 practitioners will benefit from the scholarship scheme.
He said the scheme was created to enable practitioners take advantage of the available training programs.
“The scholarship scheme is a gesture from CRFFN and it is made for 300 candidates based on the resources available to stimulate practitioners to begin their training.
“It is open for freight forwarders who are already in the business but who lack the capacity. Such ones can take advantage of any of the training programs in all our accredited training institutions to beef up their knowledge of the industry and compulsorily they have to take in the knowledge because if they don’t, they will be thrown out of business,” he said.
He however noted that only few practitioners have indicated interest to benefit from the scheme.
While advising those who are yet to key into the scheme to do so, Igwe warned that enforcement against unqualified practitioners will be strictly based on qualification which he said will be measured by knowledge.
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