06 March 2019, Sweetcrude, Lagos — The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, will be sponsoring “a high-powered delegation” to the 6th Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association, WISTA, Africa Region Conference, holding in Accra from April 2 to 4.
Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, disclosed this when the president of WISTA, Ghana, Jemilat Mahamah, paid him a courtesy visit at the NIMASA headquarters in Lagos.
Peterside announced, at the occasion, the agency’s readiness to support initiatives aimed at getting more African women involved in the industry in line with the global focus on enhancing the role of women in the maritime and shipping sector.
According to him, the theme of the conference, “The role of women in harnessing the potential of Africa’s blue economy”, coincides with the focus of the International Maritime Organisation, IMO, conference this year, which is, “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community.”
“Globally, the focus in the maritime industry today is how to get more women involved in the sector, whether as seafarers, ship owners, etc. So every effort to encourage the participation of women in the sector is supported by NIMASA. You can count on our support,” the director general stated.