Master Mariners support improved work environment to encourage more female participation in seafaring
|Capt. Tajudeen Alao, President of the Nigerian Association of Master Mariners|
call by the International Maritime Organisation(IMO) to empower women in the maritime industry.
Seafarer,’ President of the NAMM, Capt. Tajudeen Alao, said that indeed many
issues including pirate attacks must be
addressed to ensure gender equality in seafaring profession.
board. We are not happy that our children are not taking over from us in this
job. However, before now, the Nigerian National Shipping Lines was there, and suddenly, it went off.
attacking the ship and all that. When that happens, some of the women will have
to run inside the engine room to save their lives.“
Buhari for making efforts in the payment of pension to retired staff of the
defunct Nigerian National Shipping Lines (NNSL).
not happy with it?”
working on instituting structures on ground to drive
regulations for gender equality.
celebrate professionalism, and urged non-professionals working with the
Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to develop
board vessels and maritime business generally.
Abalo, called on women in the industry to be integrity–
conscious, as that is one of the challenges
they face in the sector.
of getting ships for training, just as she urged older seafarers to encourage
the younger ones, particulary the women.