By Foster Obi
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said it is beaming its searchlight on nursing mothers and children as part of this year’s international women’s day ((IWD), celebration because their strategic importance in the society.
A statement by the company, said, “The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) joined the rest of the world in commemorating the “International Women’s Day”, culminating in the unveiling of a standard crèche at the Lagos Premier Ports Apapa.
According to the statement, “This being a pilot case is expected to be duplicated in other Port locations Nation-wide to assist nursing mother concentrate better on job, the expectant inference being greater operational efficiency.”
The Theme for this year’s celebration, “Balance for Better” also showcases other areas of concern as “Think Equal, Build Smart and Innovate for Change. It is actually a clarion call for unprecedented opportunities for women, the girl child.
“The anchor during the year’s celebration has been identified as the acceleration of progress for gender equality, encouragement of investment in gender-responsive social systems, and the building of services and infrastructure that meet the needs of women and girls,” the statement noted.
Pix: MD NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman