The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has begun strategic partnerships with women professional groups on manpower for national development.
First move to the new deal was made when she received the visiting Executive Members of Women in Maritime Nigeria who visited Management of the Authority in Marina, Lagos.
She used the visit to reiterate management position concerning developmental programmes and goals initiated by credible Women Organizations across all spheres of national endeavour especially in the area of manpower development.
Usman informed the stakeholders that her leadership at NPA has over time collaborated with groups and captains of industries meaningfully on developmental programmes to better the economy. She said the Organization is willing to further sustain these in other to ensure the progress of the nation.
In her remarks, the President of the visiting group, Jean Chiazor Anishere stated that the group which is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)was at the NPA to solicit co-operation especially for their project in the rural areas aimed at encouraging women in these vital areas who are into fishing.
According to her, they require driers, freezers amongst others. The African Union [AU] she enthused 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.
In another development, 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 in Marina, Lagos.
The group eulogized the Management of the NPA stressing that their contribution to the sector is most appreciated by the Stakeholders.
A statement signed by the Principal Manager, Public Affairs, For the General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr. Ibrahim Nasiru, said NPA boss enlisted the support of Stakeholders in respect of empowerment which she said is a necessary ingredient of national development.