April 19, 2024


The President - General of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) Comrade (Prince) Dr Adewale Adeyanju, fnli,

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By Ebenezer William

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) under the leadership of Comrade (Prince) Dr Adewale Adeyanju, fnli, HFCPSP, celebrates women on the occasion of the International Women’s Day in the country and the world at large.

It’s on record that the women in Nigeria have made their marks in their various areas of designation. I wish to commend and celebrate the women in the maritime sector amongst whom are crane operators; we also have the Women in Maritime ( WIM) who have excellently showcased their womanhood in leadership; they also hold the ace in the International Transport Federation (ITF) in leadership and participation both in Nigeria and Africa and across the world.

The women have also soared high in the fields of policing, soldiering, engineering, education, politics, the maritime sector, et al, where they have also distinguished themselves in leadership roles. Women have made their marks on all fronts, in the legal profession, where they have proven their mettle across the globe.

It’s generally believed it’s the man’s world but women have broken all jinx taking the bull by the horns that their place does not only belong to the kitchen; and that they can do better than their male counterparts.

The women have also taken strides across the sports profession and are also doing well with female football and refereeing in concert with the Federated International Football Association (FIFA), the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and other affiliate federations across the universe. Women have been adjudged to be tolerant while officiating on the pitch, which makes them the best officials of the round leather game by FIFA.

Given the foregoing, we want our applause and encouragement to be worth celebrating on this day and bringing into action the question of gender equality in all facets of human endeavour both in Nigeria and the world at large.

The women folk have perpetually suffered so much sexual harassment, intimidation, segregation and all sorts of abuse in the hands of the men folk wherever and whenever they find themselves. It’s therefore paramount that women should be inculcated and engaged by giving them the right to compete equally with men in all facets of life. By so doing, the better we would reshape the world and achieve a better society built by men and women across the world.

The Union also want to use this day to congratulate the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) women folk over their exploits in the Union vis a vis their representation in the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC); the International Transport Federation (ITF); in the shipping, dock, and the Seafarers branches for their brilliant in all the sectors so far aforementioned. They have indeed made the nation and the Union proud. Once again, I congratulate every woman on planet Earth on this day of International Women’s Day.

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