The Global Convener and President of the Women in Logistics and Transport (WILAT), Hajia Aisha Ali-Ibrahim yesterday led a delegation of the association’s leadership on courtesy call to the Port Manager of Tin Can Island Port Complex (TCIPC), Lagos, Mr. Babatunde Longe.
WILAT is the women’s wing of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).
“The Port Manager has always been there for us. In fact our Treasurer is a Head of Department here and the Port Manager has always attended to us anytime she comes. His support has been so overwhelming to us.
“That is why this place is a first for our visit. Here in our group, we have women in all the areas of transport and logistics. The uniqueness is that we are an umbrella for everyone in logistics and transport,” Ali-Ibrahim said in her introductory remarks.
Longe on his part commended WILAT for championing the cause of women in the logistics and transport industry.
“WISTA is for the empowerment of women and we are proud of you and for your contribution of building a vibrant and committed woman that will improve the industry.
“We are here to appreciate you and acquaint other members with the port environment,” he said.
The TCIP Manager used the opportunity of the visit to inform his guests that the management of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) was doing everything within its powers to enhance cargo clearance at the port.
He said henceforth, any government agency that has not been provided with office space by NPA would not be allowed to operate inside the port.
He said, “We have not provided space for anyone that was not supposed to be at the port. Those who are not supposed to be at the port find themselves there and some of them even use their vehicles as their office.
“What is supposed to be done is that anytime these agencies are needed at the port to join in examination, they will be called to take part in it.”
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