The Chairman of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Emmanuel Olajide Adesoye, has charged participants at the on-going conference of professional Women in the Maritime and Port sector of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA) holding in Lagos, to brace up and contribute most meaningfully towards nation-building in order to make Nigeria join the committee of port nations in entrusting international best practice.
Adesoye who made the statement in his goodwill message at the occasion stated that the variables accruable from the dividends from the maritime sub-sector were critical instrument that could be utilized in nation building.
He advised that efforts in all activities in the maritime subsector be geared towards the generation of greater revenue in order to impact positively on the economy.
He underscored the importance of the place of operational efficiency in maritime operations and the need to strive to always do more at all times, while he charged the women maritime professionals to stand up and be counted in this regard.
The chairman also enjoined participants at the conference to create more opportunities for others in their fold to be educated and be prepared for taking up challenges in the sub sector, adding that it was another avenue abounds in order to stimulate the growth in the economy.
He said capacity building remained a variable critical tool for growth across board while admonishing participants to encourage themselves in the areas of career growth, which according to him required diligence.
He called on female professionals in the subsector to synergize with the multiplicity of groups and professional bodies towards synthesizing effectively new trends in technology and Innovation aimed at the development of the country and the sub region at large.
The conference is an effort of (PMAWCA) at harnessing the large potentials in sub sector in the sub region especially from the female professional.