March 09 2021
APM Terminals Apapa moves beyond gender limits
In the last few years, APM Terminals Apapa, began a concerted effort to recruit more women into its majorly male operations workforce. The company in 2018, filed a permit application to the Trade Union Services & Industrial Relations under the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity. This was to enable many qualified female employees who had indicated interest and willingness, to work the graveyard shift. However, a provision in the Labour Act in Nigeria prohibits night work for women in industrial setting.
A year later, the Nigerian government issued an order allowing APM Terminals Apapa to hire female employees to work the night shift – furthering the terminal management’s efforts to promote gender diversity and inclusion within the organization.
Over the years, we have successfully hired female employees as heavy equipment operators, bringing the total number to ten. This is in addition to a female banksman. Today, we appreciate our female workforce and celebrate their numerous contributions to the terminal’s operations.