The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has described the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside as an epitome of good governance and great character.
The Minister stated this in Port Harcourt, River State at the weekend during an event, which was put together by friends and associates of Dr. Peterside to mark his birthday.
In a statement issued by Head, Corporate Communications, Isichei Osamgbi explained that the management of NIMASA has been able to “reduce running cost by over 50% in one year, and significantly improve revenue generation and remittance for the Federal Government is mainly due to the reliable and transparent disposition of the current management team of the Agency, which is driven and spurred by Dr. Dakuku Peterside”.
He added: “NIMASA has reduced running cost significantly and improved revenue generation to the Federal Government simply because the man, Dakuku, is not corrupt. He is not greedy, and he is a content fellow. He is a transparent character and fits perfectly well within the common agenda of the current national government.”
Also speaking at the event, the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki described Dr. Dakuku Peterside as a statesman in the making, considering his antecedents in politics and public service.
According to him, “I followed him (Peterside) during his campaigns and I saw the passion and energy he exuded. He really showed that he had what it takes to govern the state. Today the narrative at NIMASA has changed”.
*Photo Caption: The Minister of Transport, Chibuike Amaechi (middle), Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside (left) and former House of Reps member, Hon Asita O. Asita during Peterside’s 47th birthday celebration.