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Poor Women Representation Threatens Blue Economy Potentia

‘Poor Women Representation Threatens Blue Economy Potential’
Written by Yusuf Babalola

The Nigerian Chamber of Shipping (NCS) has stated that the lofty potentials in the Nigerian blue economy will not be realised without the active participation of women in the sector, especially at managerial levels.

The president of NCS, Aminu Umar, made this assertion while speaking at a summit organised by the Chamber on Thursday, themed: “Safe Horizons: Women Shaping The Future Of Maritime Safety.”
Umar was represented at the conference by a Governing Board member of NCS and Principal Partner, Jean Chiazor and Partners, Jean Chiazor Anishere.

“The maritime sector is a cornerstone of global trade and economic growth. There are numerous benefits accruable from the maritime industry but these benefits can’t be realised without the active women participation, especially in leadership roles,” the NCS president said.

Meanwhile, the NCS President expressed delight and profound gratitude to the special guests and speakers including; president of WISTA International, Elpiniki Petraki; the managing director of NLNG Ship Management Limited, Abdul-Kadir Ahmed; the executive secretary, WISTA International, Jemilat Mahamah, among others who graced the occasion.

Also speaking, the president of WISTA International, Elpiniki Petraki, stressed that beyond taking pride in the accomplishment to have the International Maritime Organization (IMO) dedicate a day for women in maritime, the event should be a platform to strategise for increased women participation across all facets of the maritime sector.

Elpiniki noted that the challenges confronting women in the industry are similar across frontiers and national boundaries, stating that gender balance remains a global setback globally.

Credit: Nigerian Shippers Council


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