26 February 2019, Sweetcrude, Lagos — In line with the global focus on enhancing the role of women in the maritime and shipping sector, the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has announced the agency’s readiness to support initiatives aimed at getting more African women involved in the industry.
NIMASA advocates greater role for African women in maritime sector
Dakuku stated this when the president of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA), Ghana, Jemilat Mahamah, paid him a courtesy visit at the NIMASA headquarters in Lagos.
He pledged that NIMASA will sponsor a high-powered delegation to the 6th WISTA Africa Region Conference holding in Accra from April 2 to 4.
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) this year, which is, “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community.”
The Director General stated, “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.”