It’s amazing how African women are recently breaking into fields that are known to be dominated by men, one of which is the harbour industry.
The Tin-Can Island Container Terminal ( TICT) has just unveiled the first set of female harbour cranes and Rubber Tyre Gantry (RTG) operators in Africa after six weeks of rigorous training and the five of them are Nigerians!
The newly inducted female operators- Oni Omotayo, Tina Onwudiwe, Adewale Adegoroye, Adeniran Matilda and Ajayi Oluwaseun were presented to the general public at the official presentation event which held at the Tin-can island port in Lagos on Friday, November 24 by the managing director of TICT, Mr Etienne Rocher.
In his speech he further disclosed that they were the first set of women to be trained in heavy duty operations in Africa.
The managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Ms Hadiza Usman commended TICT for this brilliant innitiative.
“I will like to see more women being engaged in port operation activities. TICT have realized the skill and capacity of women. I call on other terminal operators to do the same and have women engaged in port operations” she said.
In an interview, one of the newly trained operators Omotayo expressed her gratitude at the job which she considered a great opportunity.
These intelligent five ladies have just confirmed that “what a man can do, a woman can do better. Once you put your mind in it, you can do it!”
Well Done Divas The Sky Is Your Starting Point!