It is less than one week to the 2014 Class of MMS Plus’ Woman of Fortune Hall Fame billed to be chaired by Mr. Jimi Agbaje, the Lagos State Governorship aspirant under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Among the expected participants and speakers are Minister of Transport, Sen. Idris Umar, Chief Guest of Honour, and billed to deliver paper on : Building Capacity for Effective Transport Sector Operations: Prospects and Challenges; Amb Dr. Kema Chikwe, Chairperson, Governing Council Board of MMS Hall of Fame is to deliver the keynote speech; the Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA); Mr. Patrick Akpobolokemi is scheduled to deliver paper on :Demystifying the Transformation Agenda with Maritime Capacity Building Matrix: A NIMASA Perspective”.
Also, the Comptroller General of Customs, Alh Abdullahi Dikko Inde will speak on: Domesticating the Transformation Agenda through Capacity Building in Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), while the Managing Director of Nigerian Port Authority (NPA), Mallam Habib Abdullahi will speak on: Capacity Building and Gender Disequilibrium in NPA.
Meanwhile, Nigerian Breweries Plc, NIMASA, Federal Ministry of Transport; Recare, markers of beauty products; APM Terminals; Ecomarine Terminals, Odic Wire and Cable, among others have again thrown their weight behind the event organized annually by Kings Communications Ltd in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.
Eight women of substance including the late Prof. Dora Akunyili will be inducted into the MMS Plus Women of Fortune Hall of Fame billed for Tuesday September, 23rd, 2014 at NAN Media centre, Lagos.
The Chief Executive Officer of Kings Communications Ltd, Mr. Kingsley Anaroke, said the MMS Plus’ Hall of Fame is not just an award but a commission that goes beyond an award. “As a woman in a position of authority in a given profession or field of discipline, we intend to use that pedestal to build capacity for the industry because as the older ones are aging, the younger ones should be coming up”, he said.
Explaining further the significance of the MMS Plus’ Hall of Fame Induction, he said, “the best way to build capacity is through mentorship and that is what the MMS Hall of Fame is all about. When you match a younger person with an older and experienced person, he/she begins to learn from the older one- he learns the temperament, the skill and some other things that he ordinarily cannot learn from the classroom and he uses all these to improve on himself.”