NIMASA’s Support for Maritime Women
|The fishing boat donated by WISTA to the fisher women in Aguleri, Anambra
(WISTA) has donated a speedboat and some fishing accessories to the women of
Omabala Na Esu Fishers Association of Aguleri, in Anambra State.
WISTA Nigeria, Mrs. Mary Madu Hamman, said the donations were part of the
organisation’s drive to inspire more women participation in the maritime
officials to lend a hand in growing the trade of the fisher folks and encourage
them to tap into the vast opportunities in the maritime industry.
in Aguleri community who are known for fishing and marketing. WISTA is proud to
associate with them and also help them grow their business activities.
be tapped into by women.”
send their daughters to school and also encouraged them to study courses
relevant to the maritime industry so that they could tap into the resources in
the maritime industry.
Director, Shipping Promotion, at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and
Safety Agency (NIMASA), commended the Agency’s efforts, under the Dr. Dakuku
Peterside-led management, to support women in the maritime industry.
WISTA and women in the maritime industry generally,” he said.
WISTA Nigeria is empowering women. Similar gestures have been carried out in
Epe, Lagos State, and in Oron, Akwa Ibom State. These are all geared towards
ensuring that the lives of women are touched. We also aim to enlighten them on
the golden opportunities yet to be tapped in the maritime industry.”
State for a similar exercise.
Obiano, who received the items on behalf of the women, expressed gratitude to
WISTA for the philanthropic gesture.
Madukasi, said, “I want to show my sincere appreciation to WISTA Nigeria for
taking out time to impact on the lives of the women in Aguleri and also thank
them for encouraging and enlightening the women in Aguleri to tap into the
opportunities in the maritime industry. Today is a day that history and the
women of Aguleri will not forget so easily because, as you can see, today is a
new dawn for women in Aguleri.”