Dakuku challenges media on constructive reporting


… Bags Maritime Industry Living Legends Award                           

The Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has advised the media in Nigeria to concentrate their effort and attention on productive reporting aimed at spurring positive action in the country, especially in the maritime sector.

Dakuku stated this in Lagos at an awards ceremony organised by Maritime Media Limited, where he bagged Nigeria’s Maritime Industry Living Legends Award. The award was for his outstanding performance and contributions in the maritime sector.

Thanking the management of Maritime Media Limited for the recognition, Dakuku said the media, as a major stakeholder in the maritime industry, should make reports meant to keep the agency and other players in the sector on their toes, their main emphasis.

“There is great transformation going on in the maritime industry and we can achieve more when all the stakeholders are put on their toes by the media; more can be achieved through constructive criticism,” Dakuku stated.

He said NIMASA would continue to leverage its key resources, including existing structures and stakeholders’ support, to push back the frontiers of transformation.

The Managing Director of Maritime Media Limited, Elder Asu Beks, said the NIMASA DG deserved the honour bestowed on him because of the transformational initiatives he had brought to the agency since his assumption of office.

The Pere of Akugbene Mein Kingdom, in Bomadi Local Government Area of Delta State, His Royal Majesty Pere P. Luke, Kalanama VIII, while presenting the award, said, “The recognition is as a result of the track record of positive impact made by the agency and its leadership in the industry that has distinguished them from others.”

Other awardees from the agency are the Chairman, NIMASA Board of Directors, Maj. Gen. Jonathan India Garba (Rtd); Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Dr. Bashir Jamoh; Executive Director, Operations, Engr. Rotimi Fashakin; Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services, Mr. Gambo Ahmed; Director Internal Audit, Mr. Victor Onuzuruike; and Director, Special Duties, Hajia Lami Tumaka.

The event, which was the season 2 of the awards night, was well attended by maritime stakeholders.

Photo: Publisher, Shipping World, Elder Asu Beks with the Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, (right) at the second edition of the Nigeria’s Maritime Industry Living Legends Awards held in Lagos.

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