The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency,NIMASA, Dakuku Peterside, has stated that women are central to the accomplishments and efficiency of most successful world economies.
Dakuku stated this on Monday in Lagos at a sensitisation workshop for female students organised preparatory to this year’s Day of the Seafarer, an international event coming up on June 25. He urged the girl child to develop career interest in the maritime sector.
The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, will be leading other dignitaries and stakeholders in the maritime community to campaign and encourage more female participation in seafaring and maritime trade at the event scheduled for Tuesday in Lagos.
Dakuku said NIMASA will intensify efforts to encourage ladies, particularly the girl child, to take advantage of the vast opportunities in the maritime industry.
The DG, who was represented by the Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services, Gambo Ahmed, emphasised the need to put proper structures in place in order to have a strong maritime sector, and a robust economy.