The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside has been elected Chairman and President of the Association of African Maritime Administration (AMAA), in a new election held on Friday.
This was made known to newsmen in Abuja by Alhaji Bashir Jamoh, the Executive Director, Finance of NIMASA and Chairman AAMA Conference Local Organising Committee.
At the event, which drew the curtain on the third conference of the association, Jamoh said Peterside was collectively elected by all member nations of the association.
Peterside took over from Sobantu Tilayi, who is presently the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the South African Maritime Administration.
“The election would serve as a platform for African countries, Asia and European nations to support Nigeria in getting elected into Category `C’ of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council”, Jamoh said.
The 4th session of the conference, according to him, holds in Egypt in 2018, while Namibia and Seychelles have the provisional hosting right for 2019.