Dr. Dakuku Peterside, Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has taken up international job within the African continent. The former Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State in 2015, has been elected the President of the Association of African Maritime Administration (AAMA).
The election, National Daily gathered, represents the sterling administration skills of Peterside in managing the maritime industry in Nigeria which his colleagues from other parts of Africa seek to transfer to their home countries during the time decision making.
Alhaji Bashir Jamoh, NIMASA Executive Director (ED, Finance and Administration), at a Press Conference to round off the just concluded Third AAMA Annual Conference held in Abuja, revealed the election of the NIMASA D.G. as new President of AAMA.
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Bashir Jamoh, who is the LOC Chairman of the Conference, said that with Peterside’s ”unanimous” election, Nigeria would now serve as a rallying point for other African, Asian and European countries for the international Maritime administration.
the NIMASA Finance ED also disclosed that the hosting right of the 2018 AAMA assemblage has been given to Egypt, while the provisional hosting right for the 2019 edition has been awarded to both Namibia and Scyhelle.
Jamoh explained that while Nigeria will be the AAMA President in the next one year, South Africa will retain the continental Maritime Association secretariat.
Jamoh was gathered to have maintained that AAMA is a platform for all African countries. He said that the countries which did not attend the just concluded conference sent apologies in the same regard.