NPA MD commends TICT on training of women in RTG operations

MD NPA Hadiza Bala Usman (middle), CEO TICT, Etienne Rocher and crane operator, Taiwo Oni

By Gboyega Oni

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has commended the management of Tincan Island Container Terminal (TICT) for its courage to train the first set of women in the operation of Rubber Tyre Gantry (RTG), a specialized cargo handling equipment.

Usman gave the commendation while TICT unveiled the women by TICT in its terminal at Tincan Island Port, Lagos past week as she eulogized Matilda Adeniran, Tina Onwudinwe, AbiolaAdegoroye and Mary Ajayi who became the first set of professionals in the whole of Africa to be trained in the operation of Rubber Tyre Gantry (RTG), a specialized cargo handling equipment.

Usman poured encomium on the them for being champions who are able to work effectively in a new environment and that the sky is indeed their limit.

Earlier in his statement, the Managing Director of TICT, Etienne Rocher said that his company has set a record of training the first set of Nigerian ladies, who can successfully operate the Rubber Tyre Gantry (RTG) in the whole of Africa and that TICT and proud to be a trail blazer in this area.

Rocher, further stated that the ladies have favorably performed in this field and adding that in the long run, their efforts would help to retain Nigeria as one of the biggest players in the Maritime sector and in the sub region.

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