May 22, 2024

The Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside says women have contributed immensely to the growth and development of Nigeria since Independence and therefore deserve to be given every support to achieve more.

Speaking against the background of this year’s International Women’s Day celebration, with the theme, “Be Bold For Change,” he described women as indispensable to any worthy cause in humanity.

He particularly praised women for their steadfastness, industry and perseverance in the face of daunting challenges across the globe, pointing out that women have proven that they can hold their heads high if given the opportunity.

The NIMASA boss commended President Muhammadu Buhari for given women prime positions in his administration, stating they have not wavered in their determination to make Nigeria better.

According to him, in all in his endeavours, he has always given women much needed support and encouragement to aspire to the highest positions, adding that he would continue to ensure level playing ground for women.

Peterside stated that NIMASA under his watch will give women every leverage to become whatever they so desire as women have proven time and again that they have all it takes to make humanity better.

He called on leaders at all levels to do all within their powers to eliminate prejudices against women and promote gender equality, especially in relation to access to education, healthcare and capital, eradication female circumcision, amongst other harmful practices.

The United Nations set aside March 8, of every Year as a day to mark the International Women’s Day”.

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