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NIMASA appoints Acting DG

Ag. DG of NIMASA, Mr Calistus Obi
 The Nigerian Maritime Administration and
Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Tuesday announced Mr Calistus Obi as the Acting
Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of the agency.

Mr Isichei Osamgbi, a Deputy
Director and Head of Public Relations of NIMASA, in a statement in Lagos said that
the appointment followed the handing-over by Dr Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi to

The statement recalled that the
Federal Government had last week relieved Akpobolokemi of his appointment as
the Chief Executive Officer of the agency.’ 
He was directed to handover the
property of the agency to the most senior officer there.
The statement said that Obi
was, until this appointment, the Executive Director, Maritime Labour and
Cabotage Services in the agency.
It said that Obi had acquired
over two decades of experience in the law practice as well as in the maritime
The statement said that Obi,
born on May 1, 1964, hails from Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State and
studied Law at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
“After duly completing the
mandatory Law School programme, he bagged a Post-Graduate Diploma in Public
Administration from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria,’’ the statement
The statement said that Obi, a
member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) was called to the Bar in 1991.
It said that Obi was also a
member of the International Bar Association (IBA), Fellow, Chartered Institute
of Secretaries and Administrators as well as other professional associations.
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