The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Hadiza Usman has reiterated the commitment of the agency towards developmental programmes and goals initiated by credible women organisations across all spheres of national endeavour, especially in the area of manpower development.
Hadiza said this when she received the visiting Executive Members of Women in Maritime Nigeria, who visited the management of the Authority in Marina, Lagos.
She informed the stakeholders that the current management has over time collaborated with groups and captains of industries meaningfully on developmental programmes to better the economy.
She said the organization was willing to further sustain these in other to ensure the progress of the nation.
In her remarks, The President of the visiting Association, Jean Chiazor Anishere stated that the group, which is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) was at the NPA to solicit the co-operation, especially for their project in the rural areas aimed at encouraging women in these vital areas who are into fishing business.
The African Union [AU] she said, 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. This, she said, is an encouragement for them to achieve in their set target – women empowerment.
Also, the NPA’s helmsman has charged women who are gain fully employed to imbibe the culture of commitment, dedication and most importantly, be focused and be effective on their agenda particularly in a male-dominated environment like Nigeria.
She made this call while receiving the top echelon of the Women in Journalism, led by its president ,Ifeyinwa Omowale, who paid courtesy visit to the NPA headquarters in Marina, Lagos.
The group eulogized the management of the NPA; and stressed that their contribution to the sector is most appreciated by the stakeholders.
Usman also solicited the support of stakeholders in respect of empowerment, which she said, is a necessary ingredient for national development.