28 October 2017, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, says it will partner Women in ANLCA (Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents) to guide the agency in making policy decisions on ports operations.
NPA’s Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman, made the pledge when she received a delegation of Women in ANLCA led by its Governor, Hajia Bola Muse, at the NPA corporate headquarters in Marina, Lagos.
“I would like to say that in Nigerian Ports Authority, we believe in partnership and collaboration, we believe that there is a need for the Authority to reach out to critical Stakeholders and partner with them in any way we can.
“We understand and appreciate your knowledge in the Industry and we know there is value in any relationship we have with you. Your knowledge, and your operational experience in the Industry would help guide the Authority,” she said.
The Managing Director encouraged them to aspire to leadership positions and impact most positively in the industry in the areas of mentorship and professional guidance.
Speaking on the coming election of the National body in 2018, she encouraged the Women to aspire to higher positions in all Sectors especially in the Maritime Industry and pledged her readiness to assist them in accomplishing the objectives of the Association.
She further commended the efforts of the Women in forming the Association because according to her, it requires a lot of efforts and resilience.
On her appointment as the matron of the association, the Managing Director declared: “I am touched and honoured for appointing me as a matron. I am available for you and I will play my role as the matron excellently”.
Earlier, the Governor of the Women in ANLCA, in her address, described the Managing Director as an achiever and kind-hearted leader, whose performance as the first female Managing Director has been a source of inspiration for womenfolk. She thereafter announced the official appointment of the Managing Director as Matron of the Association.
Hajia Muse disclosed that Women in ANLCA was formed in November 2014 as an umbrella body for all women with the view to promoting gender equality in the affairs of the association.