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Dakuku challenges Media on constructive reporting

   Bags Maritime Industry
Living Legends Award

Dr. Dakuku Peterside(Left)  with Temisan Omatseye at the event

Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency
(NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has advised the media in Nigeria to concentrate
their effort and attention on productive reporting aimed at spurring positive
action in the country, especially in the maritime sector.

stated this in Lagos at an awards ceremony organised by Maritime Media
Limited, where he bagged Nigeria’s Maritime Industry Living Legends Award.
award was for his outstanding performance and contributions in the maritime
the management of Maritime Media Limited for the recognition, Dakuku said the
media, as a major stakeholder in the maritime industry, should make reports
meant to keep the Agency and other players in the sector on their toes, their
main emphasis.
“There is great
transformation going on in the maritime industry and we can achieve more when
all the stakeholders are put on their toes by the media; more can be achieved
through constructive criticism,”
 Dakuku stated.
said NIMASA would continue to leverage its key resources, including existing
structures and stakeholders’ support, to push back the frontiers of
Managing Director of Maritime Media Limited, Elder Asu Beks, said the NIMASA DG
deserved the honour bestowed on him because of the transformational initiatives
he had brought to the Agency since his assumption of office.  
Pere of Akugbene Mein Kingdom, in Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State,
His Royal Majesty Pere P. Luke, Kalanama VIII, while presenting the award,
said, “The recognition is as a result of the track record of positive impact
made by the Agency and its leadership in the industry that has distinguished
them from others.”
awardees from the Agency are the Chairman, NIMASA Board of Directors, Maj. Gen.
Jonathan India Garba (Rtd); Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Dr.
Bashir Jamoh; Executive Director, Operations, Engr. Rotimi Fashakin; Executive
Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services, Mr. Gambo Ahmed; Director
Internal Audit, Mr. Victor Onuzuruike; and Director, Special Duties, Hajia Lami

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