NPA restates commitment to women empowerment


Rep of the Managing Director, NPA, the General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Engr. Adams Jatto, (middle) the Asst. Gen. Manager, New Business Development, NPA, Nana Yakubu (2nd from left), the Founder, MMS WoFHoF Initiative, Kingsley Anaroke (2nd from right) and the Asst. Gen. Manager, Environment, NPA, (right) and the Senior Manager, C & SC, Victoria Tarfa (left)at the event.

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has expressed its continual support to the welfare of women, particularly of women in the maritime sector.


The Managing Director of the NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, stated this on Tuesday while addressing stakeholders at the 2019 MMS Hall of Famers’ Day and a Night of Empowerment in Lagos.


The Managing Director, who was represented by the General Manager Corporate and Strategic Communications, Engr. Jatto A. Adams, called on women in all walks of life to ensure commitment and hardwork in their chosen careers to earn recognition.


She also urged women to seize the opportunity offered through women empowerment programmes to better their lot, thereby contributing most meaningfully to the growth of the nation’s economy.

The Managing Director commended the organiser for the theme “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community” which she said was in line with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) 2019 World Maritime Day.

Earlier, the founder of MMS WOFHOF initiative, Kingsley Anaroke disclosed that the advocacy for gender parity requires concerted efforts by all stakeholders if the mission must be achieved.

Anaroke also called on the Federal Government to introduce a gender character policy like the existing Federal Character principle to reflect the sensitivity of the United Nations SGDs on equality with 40 per cent employment opportunity reservation for women in both public and private sectors.

The event featured presentation of certificates of recognition to nine women including Mrs. Mary Hamman, Ifeoma Ezedinma, Khadijat Sheidu-Shabi, Obiageli Obi, Folake Soji-George.

Other recognised are Nneko Obianyo, Nana Yakubu, Macfoy Rollen and Felicia Mogo for their contributions to the growth and development of the maritime industry.