THE Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has bagged the award of credence just as the Nigerian Youth Parliament passed a vote of confidence on him.
This award was conferred on the DG during a special advocacy visit and presentation of certificate of credence by the members of the Parliament, led by the Majority Leader, Hon. Umar Etudaye at the Head office of the Agency in Lagos, recently.
Speaking at the event, the Leader noted that in the quest of the Parliament to identify with distinguished and reputable personalities, organizations, institutions and public office holders, inaugurated her merit honorarium category as “Icon of Youth Development and Nation Building” aimed at honouring and encouraging outstanding performance in the various sectors of the economy, of which Dr. Dakuku Peterside was found to be among the trail blazer of the President Muhammadu Buhari ‘change’ agenda.
According to him, this was after due scrutiny and observation of the NIMASA DG’s enthusiasm and zeal towards improving the maritime sector in Nigeria and also a giant in youths’ empowerment, emancipation and nation building via support and contributions to community development and quality service delivery.
He further commended the DG on his strides in repositioning the nation’s maritime sector, thereby bringing about a drastic reduction in maritime accident records and other maritime related crimes and also in the area of increased revenue generation.
“Sir, you are a mentor, a trail blazer, an epitome of Federal Character and an advocate of greater and united Nigeria dream. We are very much aware of your resilience, charismatic, pragmatic, distinct principle and ideology with the collective effort of other well-meaning Nigerians to achieve the standard dividend of democracy and good governance in the area of distinct administrative and quality service assurance at NIMASA,” Umar said.
In his response, the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr Dakuku Peterside who described the Young Parliamentarians as a beacon of hope to Nigeria expressed delight in their forthrightness and admonished them to continue to be a shining example for other youths to emulate.
The DG who was represented by the Executive Director, Finance and Administration of the Agency, Mr Bashir Jamoh assured them that NIMASA under his watch will continue to do its best to ensure that Nigerians benefit maximally from the maritime sector.