• Thursday, May 30, 2024
businessday logo

BusinessDay

We’ll employ more female staff, says APM Terminals’ boss, Martin Jacob

Martin Jacob

Apart of its drive to achieve greater inclusion and gender diversity, APM Terminals Apapa, has joined people around the world to celebrate the 2020 International Women’s Day (IWD) with a commitment to consciously increase the number of female employees in its payroll.

Addressing female employees of the company, Martin Jacob, managing director of APM Terminals Apapa, reiterated the company’s determination to continue to engage more women based on competence in order to improve the company’s performance.

He urged the female employees to continue to raise the standards at their duty posts to support the company’s drive towards gender diversity and increase opportunities for other women.

As part of activities marking the event, female employees of APM Terminals also visited Immanuel Anglican School Apapa, where career talks and books were donated to the female students.

Temilade Ogunniyi, commercial manager of APM Terminals Apapa, who led the female staff on the visit, said, the company needs women to not only raise the bar but to be able to meet the global expectations of diversity.

“If we are not raising the bar, there is no way we would be able to compete with the male folks. So, we want everything to be equal. We want equal number of females versus equal number of males in every way,” Ogunniyi said.

Nwimo Uju, principal of Immanuel Anglican School, expressed appreciation to APM Terminals for identifying with the school to mark the International’s women’s Day.

The International Women’s Day, globally recognised on March 8, is a celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year’s IWD celebrated with the theme, ‘I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Right,’ also recognises that gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive.

 AMAKA ANAGOR-EWUZIE