Honorable Tony Iju Nwabunike, president Association of Nigeria Licence Customs Agent (ANLCA) has commend the laudable roles being played by the executives of WIMAfrica-Nigeria in developing the maritime sector.
He urged members of WIMAfrica- Nigeria to continue with the commitment of touching the lives of rural women in shipping, saying that it will go a long way in attracting more female into the profession.
The president who said he believe women can do more because they give genuine advice than men made this clarion call during a courtesy visit of Women in Maritime Africa(WIMA),Nigeria chapter to the association headquarter in Lagos on Tuesday.
Iju also commend the President of WIMAfrica, Nigeria, Hajia Bola Muse for the successful role played in bringing women in cargo clearing business together. This, he said had improved their participation in the Customs Brokers’ profession.
“Muse has enabled us to know the impact of women in our lives and our businesses.“Many times people used to think that women were not capable of what men could do but it was not true. he said
Honorable Iju however promise to support the association to bringing in more female youths to the profession with the hope of reducing unemployment in the country.
Earlier in her speech, Hajia Bola Muse, president WIMA Nigeria said that Africa Union took cognisance of African women’s total development in a decade with key objectives which includes introduction or measures for poverty alleviation,
enhancing entrepreneurship for women and promotion of economic empowerment.
She noted that WIMAfrica was a central institutional framework for training, capacity building, cooperation and entrepreneurial development of African women in the maritime sector.
“WIMAfrica-Nigeria, a sub-chapter of WIMAfrica adopted the maritime strategy 2050 to contribute to the building of Africa’s blue economy.
“Within seven years, WIMAfrica-Nigeria has been able to participate in the Global Recycling Day, International Women’s Day, and attendance of conference in Sweden.‘’It has also organised three successful trainings for members and had recorded entrants of new members within and outside Lagos,’’ she quipped