Assures of Better Days Ahead
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has urged Nigerians to embrace love and ensure peaceful coexistence among one another as they celebrate Sallah.
The NIMASA DG who said that sallah celebration is not only a
time for merriment, but a time for sober reflections on happenings in the
country, expressed optimism that Nigeria will overcome the challenges facing it
in no distant time.
“I wish to assure Nigerians that the President Muhammadu Buhari
led Federal Government is very determined to take Nigeria to the next level,
and this can only be achieved with the patience and cooperation of Nigerians”, he said.
Speaking further, Dr. Dakuk...
By Asu Beks
A little over three years ago when Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside was appointed Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, there was a sharp division of what his coming portends.While some believed that he would make a difference, significant and far reaching, there were also those who expressed some level of reservation and indeed pessimism, based on the consideration that not been an industry person would clearly limit his ability to achieve the desirable growth index. Three years down the line, so much has taken place that, without equivocation, can be summed up as the striking gains under Peterside’s stewardship in every parameter, which even his worst critics cannot deny. Overall, he has been able to secure the levers of th...
As Dakuku Rallies Continent For Greater
Role In Marine Biodiversity
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, will today, Thursday 25th July, in Lagos lead other stakeholders, including Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo- Ita, and key maritime industry players, to the opening of activities marking this year’s African Day of Seas and Oceans. The occasion meant to highlight the potential and opportunities in the continent’s vast maritime domain, is organised by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
The event in Nigeria, themed, “Harnessing Nigeria’s
Marine Biodiversity for Accelerated Economic Growth,” echoes the African Union
(AU) subject for the 2019 A...
… As Dakuku Champions New Trade Terms to Boost Indigenous Shipping
… Kachikwu, Baru Weigh Options
Shipowners and other stakeholders in the maritime sector are on the verge of getting the desired change in trade terms from Free On Board (FOB) to Cost Insurance and Freight (CIF) which would enable them to begin to lift Nigeria crude and ultimately boost indigenous capacity.
This new encouragement was a fall out from the stakeholders’ engagement on changing Nigeria’s crude oil affreightment trade term from FOI to CIF which was organised by Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety (NIMASA) held on Tuesday at the NNPC towers in Abuja.
The Minister of State For Petroleum Dr. Ibe Kachikwu who declared the event open welcomed the de...
- “He Has Reduced NIMASA Operating Cost By 50%”
The Honorable Minister of Transportation, Rt. Honorable Rotimi Amaechi has described the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside as an epitome of good governance and great character, evident in his leadership style.
The Minister stated this in Port Harcourt, River State at the weekend during an event, which was put together by friends and associates of Dr. Peterside to mark his birthday.
Hon. Amaechi said the fact that the Management of NIMASA has been able to reduce running cost by over 50% in one year, and significantly improve revenue generation and remittance for the Federal Government is mainly due to the reliable and transparent disposition of the current manageme...
By Pius Mordi
In its 30-year history since the National Shipping Policy Decree 10 of 1987 set up the National Maritime Authority, over 12 substantive directors general have been appointed to head the agency that in August 2007 became the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). Within the period, about four people had run the agency in acting capacity. Invariably, at less than 30 months actual time spent in office, it enjoys the unenviable reputation of having the highest turnover of chief executives among all agencies of the federal government.
A common feature of the parastatal is that the number of its substantive directors general is directly proportional with the number of ministers of transport appointed over the period. Every new minister of transport always...
By Ubon Akpan
At the Advent of this administration which was sold to Nigerians as a one with a reformist agenda, Dr. Dakuku Peterside was among the very set of political appointees announced by President Mohammadu Buhari.
Which invariably means Mr. President had very little doubts and more trust on the capability of the man who flew the All Progressive Congress (APC) flag at the Rivers State gubernatorial elections as a capable hand strong enough to interpret the party’s reformist agenda at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency(NIMASA), a strategic economic arm of the federal government.
However, two years down the line, operators and watchers of Nigeria’s maritime industry have been left wondering what has happened to the giant maritime parastatal, which when...
You were appointed to change the fortunes of NIMASA by President Muhammadu Buhari in May 2016, having lost the Governorship Election in Rivers State to Mr Project.
Rather than do the job for which you were appointed, you decided to embark on a global jamboree unprecedented in the history of any government CEO. As at the last count you have made no fewer than 50 foreign trips in your 18 months in office. Put that in financial context ,and we should be talking about millions of dollars of tax payers money in estacodes, flight tickets and other incidentals. Is that how you would have governed Rivers State if you had been elected Governor?
You lost IMO Council seat as a sitting AMAA Chair after an over N300m expenditure by the Nigerian delegation. You also in May this year blew N500m...
In line with the recent approval by the Federal Executive Council (FEC), the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA is set to acquire strategic maritime safety and security assets, which are also in line with the total spectrum of maritime security strategy.
The Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside who made this known in Lagos recently, also announced the establishment of a command and control center as part of the strategic initiative.
“The four components of the initiative are situational awareness, response capability, law enforcement and local partnerships, and regional cooperation which are the fulcrum upon which tackling maritime crime will be built on”.
Dr. Dakuku noted that the implementation of NIMASA’s total spectrum maritime strategy in coll...
As part of the initiative to reposition the maritime sector for greater efficiency in line with International best practices, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) will release the empirical forecast that will determine the outlook of the industry in Nigeria by the first quarter of 2018.
The Director General of NIMASA Dr. Dakuku Peterside who disclosed this in Lagos recently further stated that the Nigeria forecast will deal with how developments on the international scene will affect the industry in Nigeria, which will also serve as a guide for investors and Stakeholders in the maritime sector.
Dr. Peterside noted that the forecast will be released from a holistic perspective in order to know areas of advantage that will be of immense benefit to Stakeho...