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    NIMASA DG Seeks More Women Participation In Maritime Sector



    The director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has praised women in the country for their contributions and achievements in the typically male-dominated maritime sector.

    But he also called for the involvement of more women to help grow the sector.

    Dakuku stated this in his message to Nigerian women on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, marked globally on March 8.

    He said women in Nigeria had made enormous contributions to the socio-economic wellbeing of the country that could not be wished away.

    “Women are wonderful builders and good asset keepers, and Nigerian women are even much more. I salute and respect you, great daughters of Nigeria, on this occasion of International Women’s Day for your monumental contributions and achievements in the maritime sector, in particular, and Nigeria, in general.

    “As we strive to build a virile Blue Economy capable of diversifying our national economy and creating prosperity for the Nigerian people, I call for more active involvement of women. I seek your participation as equal partners in the collective task of taking Nigeria to the next level so that together we all can proudly accomplish this historic duty of creating a continental paradigm for the sustainable use of the world’s ocean resources for the overall good of mankind.

    “In line with the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day, which is ‘Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change,’ I call on the womenfolk in Nigeria to roll up your sleeves and get ready to sail with the menfolk. And safely we shall land Nigeria as an El Dorado of jobs, security, and prosperity.”

    Dakuku has been a relentless advocate of greater women participation in the maritime sector in Nigeria and Africa.







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