The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Hadiza Bala-Usman has reiterated the management’s position concerning developmental programmes and goals initiated by credible women organizations across all spheres of national endeavour, especially in the area of manpower development.
Hadiza made this statement when she received the visiting executive members of African Women in Maritime (WIMA) Nigeria who visited NPA’s headquarters in Lagos.
Hadiza informed stakeholders that the present management has collaborated with group sand captains of industries meaningfully on developmental programmes to better the economy, thus she said that the organization was willing to further sustain these in other to ensure the progress of the nation.
In her remarks, the President of the WIMA, Nigeria, Barr. Jean Chiazor Anishere stated that the group which is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) visited NPA to solicit co-operation especially for their project in the rural areas aimed at encouraging women in these vital areas who are also into fishing.
Jean Chiazor stressed that the African Union (AU) has a policy tagged ‘’Blue Economy’’ which recognizes the role of the ‘’Aqua Culture” through which women would be empowered for greater self-sustenance and relief to the economy.
She said this is an opportunity for WIMA Nigeria to key in for them to achieve set target which is ‘women empowerment’.
Meanwhile, in a related development, Hadiza Bala-Usman charged women who are gain fully employed to imbibe the culture of commitment, dedication and most importantly be focused so as to be effective on their agenda particularly in a male dominated environment.
She made this call whilst receiving the top echelon of the Women in Journalism led by its President Ifeyinwa Omowale who paid courtesy visit to the NPA headquarters in Lagos.
The group eulogized the management of the NPA stressing that their contribution to the sector is most appreciated by the stakeholders.