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Buhari Hails Dakuku on AAMA Chairmanship

Buhari Hails Dakuku on AAMA Chairmanship


President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday congratulated the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, on his el ection as the new Chairman of the Association of African Maritime Administrators.

President Buhari

Peterside was elected at the end of the third Annual Conference of the continental organisation in Abuja on Friday.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President noted that Peterside’s unanimous election is not only a personal honour and affirmation of confidence in his ability to lead AAMA, but also places Nigeria in a pivotal position to rally other maritime administrations in collaboration with the International Maritime Organisation towards safer global maritime activities.
Dr Dakuku ( DG NIMASA)

The statement read, “President Buhari believes that given NIMASA’s encouraging performance under Dr. Peterside especially in the fight against sea piracy through inter-agency cooperation, he has no doubt that his new position provides him with an even bigger platform to forge ahead in doing the nation proud by meeting the objectives of AAMA.

“The President, while wishing the new Chairman of AAMA a successful one-year tenure, expresses confidence that within this period, the Federal Government’s renewed focus on growing the Nigerian economy through increased maritime resources will be further enhanced.”