Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) said women represent 45% of its top management staff and also occupy juicy positions in the organisation.
The Executive Secretary/CEO of NSCl, Emmanuel Jime, disclosed this in Lagos on Wednesday at an event to mark the 2023 International Women’s Day.
Jime, who was represented at the event by NSC’s Director of Human Resources, Mrs. Adaku Okam, said the Council remained committed to ensuring fairness and equity for its female employees.
The International Women’s Day is observed annually to recognise the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day, which is celebrated every March 8, also marks a call to action for accelerating gender equity.
The 2023 International Women’s Day celebration, with the theme “Embrace Equity”, was celebrated by NSC in collaboration with Women in Logistics & Transport Nigeria (WILAT).
“The Nigerian Shippers’ Council is very gender friendly as reflected in the number of women representation in the top cadre of management. Precisely, women represent 45% in the high profile cadre, as well as occupy other equally juicy positions in similar level of representation, we indeed have surpassed the 35% affirmative action of the United Nations.
“In line with embracing equity, the Council has already trained over 65% of its female staff locally and internationally in different capacity building programmes to properly position them in the organisation. The council will do more where our female members of staff demonstrate the requisite capacity. I commend our female staff for showing capacity by performing excellently well in their designated offices,” the NSC boss said.
Also speaking, the chairperson of WILAT, Khadijat Sheidu-Shabi, said, “Equity is fairness, making sure people get the same opportunity, to be included with a sense of belonging, feeling like and wanted. Once we embrace equity, we embrace diversity and inclusion. Through the process of equity, you can get equality. Equality is giving everyone a shoe while equity is giving everyone a shoe that fits.”
Also speaking, the Chairman, CILT Lagos branch, Mohammed Bashiru, said women play critical roles in the society. He urged the Federal Government to give women in the rural areas access to “technological education”.