- Says successful hosting of the 3-day global event marks NIMASA, Nigeria out as pace setters
The successful hosting of the just concluded 3-day Global Maritime Security Summit in Nigeria has been described as pointer to the fact that the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, is one of Nigeria’s best administrative exports to the rest of the world.
Giving the description in a statement issued and circulated in Port Harcourt on Thursday, erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, also said the seamless conduct of the event and the deliverables it has offered the global maritime sector, have showcased Nigeria and the Transportation Ministry, particularly the administrators in NIMASA, as pace-setters in maritime business.
According to Eze, Dr Peterside, who is also the President of African Maritime Industry, by managing the event and its huge crowd from 80 countries of the world, has proven his personal worth as a world administrator and has given credence to the fact that Nigeria still has a great future if young, educated, patriotic and committed Nigerians are saddled with the responsibility of handling key sectors of the country.
The Global Maritime Security Conference, organised by the Federal Ministry of Transportation, in conjunction with NIMASA and the Nigerian Navy, on behalf of Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea, on 7 – 9 October 2019, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, was attended by international, continental and regional maritime institutions and stakeholders as well as representatives from over 80 nations.
Organised to appraise reported incidents of insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea, the interconnectedness of the maritime environment and the shared responsibility for effective ocean governance and maritime security, featured deliberations on eleven thematic panels where experts led discussions and proffered solutions and options on a wide spectrum of maritime security and development issues in the region.