Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
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.