ENL Terminal boss bags ICAN award

The Chairman, of the Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria, Vicky Haastrup, was recently conferred with the Leadership Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.

In a statement, STOAN said that the award was presented to Haastrup at the 2024 ICAN Annual Dinner and Awards held in Lekki, Lagos.

It added that the award was in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the Nigerian maritime sector.

Speaking during the event, the 49th President of ICAN, Innocent Okwuosa, said the award ceremony with the theme ‘An evening of excellence’ was organised to “recognise and celebrate members, non-members and cooperate organisations that have made contributions that resonate with the values of the institute to the economy of Nigeria”.

Okwuosa said Haastrup won the award as a result of her achievements and for her significant contributions to the development of the maritime sector.

He advised other members of society to embrace the values of accountability, integrity, honesty, and transparency in other to make the country a better place.

In her acceptance speech, Haastrup expressed delight in being recognised for her contributions to the maritime sector, especially being a woman in a male-dominated sector.

She advised other women to be resilient, hardworking, resolute, and determined in their professional pursuits.

“I will tell the girl-child that if Princess Haastrup could be what she is today, contributing her quota to the economy of Nigeria, any girl-child can become anything. For every girl-child who does not have hope, there is hope for women in Nigeria; you can be anything you want to be.

“Don’t devalue yourself; don’t allow anyone to put you down. There is no limit to which a woman can grow in Nigeria, just spread your wings and fly,” Haastrup declared.

In February, Haastrup, who has won many others, laurels both within and outside the maritime sector, was appointed as the Patroness of the Customs Officers Wives Association.

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