WIMAJ President applauds Senator Saraki, FESAN on advocacy for women participation in maritime activities

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  • Calls on maritime agencies, relevant organisations to support women inclusion in maritime operations

(Report by Udeme Clement)

The President, Women in Maritime Journalism (WIMAJ), Mrs Ezinne Azunna, has applauded the Minister of State for Transportation, Senator Gbemisola Saraki, for her active support of women inclusion in Seafaring within and outside Nigeria.

She gave this commendation after the webinar put together by Female Seafarers Association of Nigeria (FESAN), in collaboration with WIMAJ, to mark 2021 International Day of the Seafarers.

Azunna stressed that Senator Gbemisola Saraki’s desire is to see more women participate in seafaring and different aspects of maritime activities in the industry.

The WIMAJ President emphasised that the Minister has demonstrated so much concern and support for women in maritime and deserves commendation.

Azunna also applauded FESAN President, Ms. Koni Duniya, for her initiative in giving female seafarers a platform where they can express themselves and their voices be heard in the society.

According to her, FESAN has become a good platform for female seafarers to air their views and also lodge complaints on challenges they face in carrying out their professionals duties.”

The WIMAJ President called on all maritime agencies, relevant organisations and all stakeholders to encourage and support more women participation in maritime operations.

She expressed great appreciation to the Resource Persons, who spoke at the just concluded webinar with a topic, “Fair future for Female Seafarers”. These include; Ms Helen Buni, Principal Programme Assistant, Resource Mobilisation and Partnerships with International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
former Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Administration (NIMASA), Mr. Temisan Omatseye,
Mrs Hope Orivri, who represented WIMAJ;
Mr. Emmanuel Maiguwa, President, Alumni of Maritime Academy of Nigeria Oron (AMANO), sister organisations like the Women in Maritime Africa- Nigeria, as well as Women in Shipping and Trading Association WISTA.

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