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Dakuku Peterside to Deliver UNN Distinguished Persons Annual Lecture

The Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety
Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside is to deliver this year’s

University of Nigeria (UNN) Distinguished Persons Annual Lecture of
the Faculty of Management.
According to a statement from the University, the lecture is an annual
academic event that provides an opportunity for outstanding persons in
government positions to apprise and update the academia and the public
at large of the vision, mission, and achievements in the national
assignments under their charge.
Since being appointed as the DG of NIMASA by President Muhammadu
Buhari, Dr Peterside has brought a new narrative to the organization,
effectively repositioning it for greater effectiveness and efficiency;
and has been in the forefront generating more revenue to the Federal
Government.
Under his watch, NIMASA is gradually fulfilling its mandate of
administering Maritime Safety Standards and Security, Maritime Labour,
Shipping Regulation, Promotion of Commercial Shipping and enforcing
Cobatage law, Pollution Prevention and Control in the marine
environment, among others.
In inviting Dr Peterside, the University stated that it was bringing
to stage, “a management guru, a brain buried in books, an
extra-ordinarily well-trained Nigerian, a rare gem yet simple and easy
going but with “a promise” to the Nation; Rt. Hon. Dr. Dakuku Adol
Peterside, the Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and
Safety Agency (NIMASA).”
The lecture, with the title: Connected Vision: Building Blocks of a
New Nigeria, is scheduled to take place on Friday, November 25, 2016
at the UNN Enugu Campus and will bring together the academia,
strategic managers, maritime experts, business students and general
public. Dr Peterside will be sharing his thoughts on national
reinvention and what our nation needs to put in place to attain
greatness .
Over the years, the lecture series has attracted eminent Nigerians
including His Majesty, Lamido Sanusi Lamido, the Emir of Kano and the
former governor of the Central Bank; Chief Osita Chidoka, former Corps
Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps and former Minister of
Aviation, among others.