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Jamoh Takes Over From Peterside As NIMASA Director-General, Ochei, Others Appointed Executive Directors

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Dr. Bashir Jamoh Tuesday took over from Dr. Dakuku Peterside as new Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in a brief ceremony at the agency Apapa headquarters in Lagos.

Peterside’s tenure expired today.

President Muhammadu Buhari also named Rt. Hon. Victor Onyekachi Ochei, a former Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly as the new Executive Director in Charge of Labour and Cabotage Services.

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He replaced Malam Ahmed Gambo.

Also appointed were Shehu Ahmed, who replaced Engr. Rotimi Fashakin as Executive Director, Operations; and Chudi Ofodile, who took over from Jamoh as Executive Director, Finance and Administration.

NIMASA also got a new board, with Hon. Asita Honourable as the Agency’s Board Chairman.

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Jamoh, a highly experienced and well-grounded maritime expert, was the Executive Director in charge of Finance and Administration of the agency.

He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Port Harcourt, specializing in Logistics and Transport Management. He also has a Masters Degree in Management from Korea Maritime and Ocean University, Post Graduate Diploma in Management Sciences from Bayero University Kano and a Diploma in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, respectively.

Ochei is an Engineer and Lawyer. He also holds a Master’s degree in corporate governance from the Leads Metropolitan University (United Kingdom) as well as Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Benin.

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Offodile is a Lawyer, author and politician. He was first elected into the House of Representatives in 1999 to represent Awka North/South Federal Constituency of Anambra State and was re-elected in 2003.

He graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) with LLB (Hons) 1987, attended the Nigerian Law School in 1988 and obtained a post graduate Diploma in Business Administration from UNN in 1994.

Ahmed holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Master’s in Accounting from the South-eastern University in Washington D.C, U.S.A. He is a former Deputy Director in the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC).

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