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.
Adesoye said this will held the country join other maritime nations in international best practices.
Adesoye who made the ethical 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 opined that all efforts in all activities in the Maritime subsector should be geared towards the generation of greater revenue in order to impact positively on the economy.
According to him, the place of greater operational efficiency in maritime operations cannot be over-emphasized, adding that there was the need to strive to always do more at all times.
He charged the Women Maritime professionals to stand up and be counted in this regard.
Similarly, the Chairman 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.
He said this was another avenue to stimulate the economy to growth.
Capacity building, Adesoye affirmed was a critical tool for growth across board, admonishing the participants to encourage themselves in the areas of career growth.
He added the most effective way of achieving this was by being conscientious at work and diligent at duties.
He called on female professionals in the subsector to synergize with the multiplicity of groups and professional bodies towards synthesizing effectively on new trends in technology and Innovation that will promote 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.