Dr Dakuku Peterside, NIMASA D-G
The management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has said the Director-General of the agency was unable to personally answer the summons of the National Assembly joint committee investigating activities of foreign vessels because of a clash in date for a national assignment with the lawmaker’s schedule.
“On the said Tuesday, March 3. Dr. Dakuku Peterside led other Management staff of the Agency to receive members of the House Committee on Maritime Safety Education and Administration who were on oversight visit to the Agency in Lagos,” said My Isichei Osamgbi, Head of Corporate Communications of the agency in a statement.
“This was the reason the DG could not personally be in Abuja to honor the invitation by the National Assembly joint committee investigating activities of foreign vessel owners in the country.
He said the management has asked for a change of date though a member of the Executive Management, the Executive Director Maritime Labour and Cabotage services Mr Gambo Ahmed had led a high powered team to represent the Agency at the National Assembly.
“NIMASA Management respects the National Assembly and will always respond to invitation from them,” Isichie added.