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Peterside Out, As Buhari Named Bashir Jamoh As NIMASA DG



As the outgoing director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside is set to leave office on March 10, 2020, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of his replacement.

He is Bashir Jamoh, the current executive director for admin and finance at NIMASA.

Jamoh will replace Dakuku Peterside who was appointed in 2016 to head the maritime agency.


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.


Jamoh who also holds 32 years of professional experience in the transportation and maritime sector, is the author of the book, Harnessing Nigeria’s Maritime Assets: Past, Present and Future, according to TheCable report.

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.

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