Based on the NIMASA statistics as at (2019)only 9% of the seafarers are females in a nation that is blessed with human capital.
Hence Ocean Ambassadors Foundation has decided to bridge the gap by dedicating the year 2021 to the GIRL CHILD EDUCATION and ENGAGEMENT into the world of seafaring and other careers in the maritime sector in line with SDGs 4,5 and 14.
This will increase the percentage of yet TO BE IDENTIFIED, FEMALE SEAFARERS AND MARITIME PROFESSIONALS.
The Nigerian government must as a matter of way forward, provide solutions to the ailing economy by investing in the maritime sector as a means increasing our GDP.
By doing this, our untapped maritime assets will create job opportunities for our youths both white coloured and entrepreneurial, if well harnessed like the Asian countries.