President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dakuku Peterside, on his election as Chairman of the Association of African Maritime Administrators.
Peterside was elected as the AMAA chairman at the end of the Third Annual Conference of the association in Abuja on Friday.
According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, Buhari believes the election is positive for Nigeria.
“The President notes 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,” the statement read in part.
It added that the President was confident that the new position offered Peterside the opportunity to make the country more proud considering NIMASA’s “encouraging performance” under him, especially in the fight against sea piracy.
Buhari expressed the hope that during Peterside’s one-year tenure, the Federal Government’s renewed focus on growing the Nigerian economy through increased maritime resources would be further enhanced.
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