Hadiza Bala-Usman: A woman must know when to draw the line

Hadiza Bala-Usman: A woman must know when to draw the line
Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman addressing a group of women at the Women In Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) Roundtable held in Abuja weekend.

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has advised women to balance work with family life, saying that “a woman needs to know when to draw a line and learn to devote quality time with the family, devoid of interference from office activities”.

She however cautioned women not to nurse fears of starting small as such venture shall always blossom to their advantage; if they remain focused on the core issues.

Bala-Usman, who spoke at a round table and luncheon organized by Women in Management Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), implored career women to leave their comfort zones and face their fears.

L-R: Chairperson, Women In Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), Olubunmi Aboderin-Talabi; Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman a WIMBIZ Board member, Fatima Wali-Abdurrahman a the WIMBIZ Roundtable held in Abuja weekend.

She said women in paid employment, who cannot find fulfillment, should leave such jobs to pursue their dreams as that’s the only place they can find joy.

In a response to a question, Usman advised women not to force people to follow their steps adding that “your integrity and credibility will stand you out that such will automatically generate followers for you”.    

Guest and participants at the WIMBIZ Roundtable held in Abuja weekend.

 

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