Buhari sacks Amaechi’s ally, Dakuku Peterside, appoints new NIMASA boss

Dakuku Peterside

On the sacking spree President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Dakuku Peterside, an ally to the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi as the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

The President also approved the appointment of the current Executive Director, Administration and Finance, Bashir Jamoh, as the new DG.

Peterside, who was appointed by the Buhari administration in 2016, is expected to end his tenure on March 10, 2020.

The 56-year-old Kaduna-born Jamoh is also the current President of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CiOTA).

Dakuku Peterside
Dakuku-Peterside – Former NIMASA DG

He holds a PhD from the University of Port Harcourt, specialising in Logistics and Transport Management.

He also holds a master’s degree in Management from Korea Maritime and Ocean University, a post-graduate diploma in Management Sciences from Bayero University, Kano and a diploma in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

Jamoh is also said to have 32 years of professional experience in the transportation and maritime sector.

He is the author of the book “Harnessing Nigeria’s Maritime Assets: Past, Present, and Future.”

Bashir Jamoh
Bashir Jamoh – New NIMASA DG

Jamoh joined NIMASA in 2003 as an assistant chief commercial officer, eastern and central zones

The Director, Press, Ministry of Transportation, Ojiekwe Eric, told the newspaper, “that was the information I had. As soon as the ministry confirms it, we will issue a statement to that effect.”

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