Dr Dakuku Peterside will not have a second term as the director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). His four-year term expires on 9 March, with a successor-in-waiting already appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The new helmsman, according to a report is Dr. Bashir Jamoh, from Kaduna state. He is at present the Executive Director (ED), Administration and Finance of the agency.
He joined NIMASA 17 years ago, as an Assistant Chief Commercial Officer eastern and central zones.
He was head of various units and departments of the agency before he was appointed by President Buhari in 2016 as executive director.
Jamoh is the author of the book Harnessing Nigeria’s Maritime Assets, Past, Present and Future. He holds a doctorate from the University of Port Harcourt, specialising in logistics and transport management.
He also holds a Masters 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.
He is also the President, Chartered Institute of Transport and Administration of Nigeria.
He is married and has children.
Peterside was the governorship candidate of APC in April 11, 2015 governorship election in Rivers State and also a former member, House of Representatives from 2011 to 2015 before he became the DG of NIMASA in March 2016.