In line with the global focus on enhancing the role of women in the maritime and shipping sector, the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA Dakuku Peterside, has announced the Agency’s readiness to support initiatives aimed at getting more African women involved in the industry.

Dakuku said this when the president of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association, WISTA, Ghana, Jemilat Mahamah, paid him a courtesy visit at NIMASA headquarters in Lagos.

He pledged that the agency will sponsor a high-powered delegation to the 6th WISTA Africa Region Conference holding in Accra from April 2nd to 4th.

Earlier, the President of WISTA Ghana, Jemilat Mahamah emphasised the place of the 45-year-old organisation in the maritime world.

She used the opportunity to invite the NIMASA Director General to the 6th WISTA Africa Region Conference and also sought the support of African countries, especially Nigeria, towards the conference.