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Peterside pledges commitment to making Nigeria hub of maritime activities in Africa

Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside (Right)receiving handover notes from the former Ag. Director General, Mr. Haruna Baba Jauro
at the HQ of the Agency in Lagos.
Dakuku Peterside, the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration
and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has reiterated the Agency’s commitment to ensuring
that Nigeria becomes the hub of maritime activities in Africa.

stated this when he officially took over from the former Acting Director General,
Mr Haruna Baba Jauro at the headquarters of the agency in Lagos.
said NIMASA would harness the vast potentials available to it, for  Nigeria to attain the maritime hub in the
West and Central Africa sub-region.
 He said it would involve implementing all
international laws and conventions, increased enforcement of NIMASA’s mandate
and building the necessary capacity for indigenous operators leveraging on the
Cabotage Act.
observed that the agency has competent personnel to drive its mandate, even as
he called on Baba Jauro to always avail the agency of his experience and expertise
whenever the need arises.
 In his comments, Baba Jauro expressed
gratitude to God and the Federal Government for giving him the opportunity to
serve the nation in the last three and half years .
pledged readiness to work for the success of the present Management anytime his
services were required.
He advised
the new director general to allow the NIMASA Act to be his guiding compass,
while also noting that the Cabotage Act be reviewed with a view to protecting
the interest of indigenous operators.
It would
be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari recently appointed Dr.
Dakuku Peterside as the Director
General/CEO of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

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