The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), Hajia Hadiza Usman, last Thursday, commended the founder/global convener of Women in Logistics and Transparent (WILAT), Hajia Aisha Ali-Ibrahim over WILAT initiative.
The managing director made the commendation duirng the 4th women in logistics and transport Nigeria 2016 conference and award night held at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos, tagged: “The Irreplacable ladder to sustainable development.”
While pledging total support for WILAT on mentoring and other related laudable programmes, she said that all necessary machinery will be put in place at ensuring that women excel in society and launched the WILAT impacted of mentoring programme (WIM) in conjuection with other women participating in the conference.
The keynote speaker and a chartered member of CTLT and chairperson of WILAT, Sri Lanka, Mrs Gayani De Alwis, said that mentorship involved impacting of knowledge and experience from older women professionals over a period of time on young professionals.
Alwis said that the programme had been well organised that the mentees are now mentoring young professionals.
Earlier, Hajia Aisha Ali-Ibrahim, had discussed on WILAT activities, which included but not limited to material support for women entrepreneurs as well as encouraging them to work assidiously to top positions.
Others that made presentutious at the conference are the vice president of WILAT, Mrs Ogochukwu Ugbona, Mrs Chinwe Ezenwa, a retired civil servant and Mr Muhammed Rufai, General Manager of Engineering Capital project of NPA while Hajia Amina Waziri, the former acting chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), now chairman, logistics and operations of INEC, discussed on the role of logistics, especially, during elections.