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Dakuku congratulates Kitack Lim on his second term


The Director General, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside

The Director-General of the
Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku
Peterside, has congratulated the Secretary-General of the International
Maritime Organisation (IMO), Kitack Lim, on his re-election as head of the
specialised United Nations body.

Dakuku, who is also the Chairman
of the Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA), said in a
congratulatory message on Friday that Lim’s re-election by a unanimous vote was
an affirmation of the member-states’ confidence in him.
The NIMASA Director-General
stated, “What his second term means is stability in execution of the
significant growth path of the maritime industry globally and more space for
and attention to developing nations.”
He added in his message to the
Secretary General, “I congratulate and wish you well in the second phase of
your work as Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
for the next four years. Your emergence by a unanimous vote of the 40
member-states on the IMO ruling council is a significant confirmation of the
huge confidence reposed in your work, strength, and character.”
Dakuku further stated, “I trust
that this vote is symptomatic of the massive reservoir of support behind you as
you steer the ship of the global maritime body towards successful
implementation of the six-year strategic plan (2018-2023) produced on your
watch. The plan, focusing on smart and eco-friendly shipping, as well as
strategy for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from shipping, will make for
safer use of the world’s maritime resources.”
On the development of the African
maritime sector, Dakuku said, “it is our hope that the African maritime
industry will continue to grow and glow in your tenure.
“I wish you the happiest of futures
as we continue to collaborate in the common task of moving the global maritime
industry forward.”
Lim, 62, earned his second term on
Thursday following a ballot at the 121st IMO Council in London, where he
received a unanimous vote from the 40 member states. The current four-year
tenure of the South Korean was scheduled to end in 2019, and he will now be in
his post until 2023.

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