President Buhari Removes Dakuku Peterside As NIMASA DG

President Muhammadu Buhari has removed Dr. Dakuku Peterside as the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

In his place, the president approved the appointment of Bashir Jamoh as the new director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), to take effect from on March 10, 2020.

Peterside’s tenure as NIMASA DG ends on March 10, 2020 and the President has no plan to extend his stay as DG.

The newly appointed DG, Bashir Jimoh, is currently the executive director for admin and finance at NIMASA.

Jimoh, who hails from Kaduna, is also the current President of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CiOTA).

The 56-year-old holds a PhD from the University of Port Harcourt, specialising in logistics and transport management. 

He also holds a Master’s degree in management from Korea Maritime and Ocean University, a post-graduate diploma in management sciences from Bayero University, Kano and a diploma in accounting from Ahmadu Bello University,  Zaria.

Akelicious also understands that  he has 32 years of professional experience in the transportation and maritime sector. 

He is the author of the book, Harnessing Nigeria’s Maritime Assets: Past, Present and Future.

However, Akelicious reported that when they contacted the Director, Press Ministry of Transportation, Ojiekwe Eric, for reactions.

He said; “That was the information I had. As as soon as the ministry confirmed it, we will issue a statement to that effect. You press should hold on for the press statement.”

Ojiekwe went further to say that he does not have facts yet on the development, saying he was yet to confirm from the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amechi.

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