President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Dakuku Peterside and approved the appointment of Bashir Jamoh as the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
TheCable can report reported that Jamoh will replace Peterside who was appointed in 2016 to head the maritime agency.
Peterside’s tenure as NIMASA DG ends on March 10, 2020 with expectations that he would get a second shot according to the Act setting up the agency.
But with Jimoh’s appointment, that has put to rest lobbying that been undertaken by Peterside for his reappointment.
The newly appointed DG is currently the executive director for admin and finance at NIMASA.
Jamoh, who hails from Kaduna, is also the current president of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIoTA).
The 56-year-old 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.
TheCable also reported that he has 32 years of professional experience in the transportation and maritime sector.
He is also the author of the book, Harnessing Nigeria’s Maritime Assets: Past, Present and Future.
Jamoh joined NIMASA in 2003 as an assistant chief commercial officer, eastern and central zones.
He served with the Kaduna state government before transferring his services to the then National Maritime Authority (NMA) in 1994.