Dakuku Peterside

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Dakuku Peterside stated : “Today I am happy that President Muhammadu Buhari has chosen Dr. Bashir Jamoh to succeed me in office. I cannot wish for a better person to succeed me because of Dr. Bashir’s immense knowledge and commitment to the growth of the sector cannot be overemphasized and I am sure he would continue our good works,” External link

authorityngr Thursday, April 16, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “In Keniebi’s death, I have seen the outpouring of love and appreciation of impact living. May the soul of my beloved brother Keniebi rest in peace and may we continue rallying each other whenever the need arises,” External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The plan is to achieve the key objectives of the Cabotage Act in terms of in-country construction, ownership, manning, and flagging of ships engaged in coastal trade by 2024,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, March 9, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Nigeria having a second or international register will help grow the country’s fleet and input our footprints in international commercial trade,” External link

dailytimes-NG Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “My colleagues and I across the continent are in regular touch to compare notes and learn from one another. What affects one, affects the other. We must all come together and make sure COVID-19 does not cause havoc in Africa” External link

thenationonlineng Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Our esteemed stakeholders, while keeping our eyes firmly fixed on the objective of building a world-class ship registry, we hope to rely on your guidance, experience, industry knowhow and cooperation to endow the desperately needed credence and international respect for the Nigerian flag” External link

dailytrust Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “This scope subsequently expanded to include Judges of the state high Court of the Littoral states and later justices of the court of appeal,” External link

tribuneonlineng Wednesday, February 19, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “Our principal aim is to achieve online electronic registration, accept electronic copies of documents and issue electronic certificates. Our goal as a Maritime Safety Administration is to create a world class Ship Registry, which will be attractive to ship owners with the aim of maintaining the influence of Nigeria in evolving international commercial and regulatory environment for shipping” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:59:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Our goal as a Maritime Safety Administration is to create a world class Ship Registry, which will be attractive to ship owners with the aim of maintaining the influence of Nigeria in evolving international commercial and regulatory environment for shipping,” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Nigeria having a second or international register will help grow the country’s fleet and input our footprints in international commercial trade,” External link

nta-ng Sunday, February 9, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “MT Ultimate. We have no doubt that a lot more can be done to assist Nigerians in acquiring vessels and that is why we are making effort to disburse the Cabotage Vessels Finance Fund (CVFF),” External link

guardian-ng Friday, February 7, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside noted : “counterfeiting of Ship Registry certificates renders the entire gamut of systems and processes designed to prevent the entry of unseaworthy and sub-standard ships into the flag a nullity” External link

authorityngr Thursday, February 6, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “These trainings would continue over time as we try to integrate the intelligence officers with the C4i and those operating the special mission vessels and aircraft,” External link

tribuneonlineng Thursday, February 6, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside told : “We must pay greater attention to the Gulf of Guinea not only because our economy depends on it but also because of its implications for our national security given the quantum of illicit arms that flow through the region,” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, January 30, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “We have initiated an engagement with ship owners, ship operators, captain of ships and seafarers on the new regime and the need for compliance,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, January 21, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “We are getting international ISO certification for the ship registry office. Our dream is to compete with the British and Singaporean registry” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, January 17, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “But with the Final Billing System, we have put an end to double billing, over-billing, and protracted billing. The system ensures closure of all vessel billing transactions within two weeks after departure,” External link

tribuneonlineng Thursday, January 16, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside disclosed : “brings more money to the coffers,” External link

authorityngr Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Nigeria loses up to $100million annually simply because when our ship owners need to dry dock their vessels, they take them to neighbouring countries like Ghana and Cameroun, thus spending the needed scarce foreign exchange. When this facility is fully operational, it has the capacity to dry-dock any vessel in the country and save the much-needed foreign exchange,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “We should contribute our quotas to the effort to bridge the gender gap in the maritime industry. This will be good for the sector and the economy generally; as it is common knowledge that women usually do all it takes to excel when given the opportunity” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:53:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside noted ( about Team ) : “There is an ongoing attempt to de-market Nigeria as a place that is unsafe for vessels to operate, despite the fact that we are the first country in this sub-region to have standalone legislation on anti-piracy. We have also launched an ambitious deep blue project. There is an attempt to portray our waters as unsafe for vessels to operate, but with the coming of the this baby like ‘Team Beleuzi’, all of that has been rubbished the day it has been proven that Nigerian waters are safe and not as unsafe as they want people to believe,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, December 13, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “And they lose their sense of dignity because their labour does not give them the reward of self-worth. So corruption must be of interest to every well-meaning Nigeria,” External link

nta-ng Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “And they lose their sense of dignity because their labour does not give them reward of self-worth. So corruption must be of interest to every well-meaning Nigeria,” External link

nan Tuesday, December 10, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “On the issue of decongestion of seaports, nothing can be done besides construction railway tracks in all the seaports as it is currently ongoing as announced by the minister of transport. For instance, the rail between Itakpe to Warri would soon be commissioned and that will go along way in reducing congestion in that particular seaport. There’s no magic to decongesting our seaports. If you notice our new program, we are connecting all ports by rail to interland that would also help” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, November 19, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “It’s rather good to acknowledge that a lot has improved in ports operations. Under the Ease of Doing Business initiative being facilitated by Presidential Enabling Business Council were able to reduce the number of actors or regulatory agencies at the port” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, November 19, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Three schools benefited from the first set of schools to be presented with the items in the Northern zone, while other schools would be presented with the same number of items in subsequent presentations,” External link

nta-ng Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside added : “We, therefore, call on other corporate bodies to partner with us in this drive in order to always support the Federal Government’s drive in advancing gestures that impact lives positively and meaningfully in the country,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The government has explored different option, such as solid minerals, ICT, agriculture, but we seem not to have made a lot of progress. Till date, oil and gas still contribute 70 per cent to our foreign exchange earnings,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, October 23, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “All of the strategy speaks to the fact that we are being proactive and that we will not accept any form of threat to our maritime domain, particularly the use of our water ways for shipping and for economic activities,” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, October 8, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “We have various components in the coordinated maritime security solution and the female gender is already part of the project. Aside land, air, and marine-based assets being acquired, we have an intelligence gathering component where the women are already playing a major role. We recognise gender equality as one of the key platforms on which we can build a sustainable solution to security challenges in Nigerian maritime sector,” External link

thisdayonline Friday, October 4, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “We shall have a no-holds-barred discussion on security in the Gulf of Guinea at the conference, which promises to be a watershed event in the history of maritime security in Africa and, indeed, the world,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, October 2, 2019 6:44:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “We shall have a no-holds-barred discussion on security in the Gulf of Guinea at the conference, which promises to be a watershed event in the history of maritime security in Africa and, indeed, the world, ” External link

thisdayonline Friday, September 13, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Nigerian is willing and prepared to play more regional and international roles to the global maritime community but that would only be possible with your support. Let Nigeria contribute from within the council to the growth of the maritime sector globally. Let’s contribute significantly to the work of the IMO,” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Let Nigeria contribute from within Council to the growth of the maritime sector globally. Lets contribute significantly to the work of the IMO,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside explained : “The current tax regime makes it impossible for Nigerian ship owners to compete with their foreign counterparts. For instance, foreigners bring in vessels for a short period and they have a special tax regime that enables them pay little to nothing for their vessels and crew to work and live in Nigeria, whereas a Nigerian is charged a full range of all tax applicable (14 percent), making it near impossible for their vessels to compete,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, September 2, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said ( about Muhammadu Buhari ) : “This honour is a testament to the success and dependability of President Muhammadu Buhari’s economic agenda. We keyed in a long time ago, and we have been running with the vision of the President to restore Nigeria to greatness. At NIMASA, we are also pursuing a transformational agenda, and this award is a testimony to the effectiveness of our strategy. We are doing our bit like a strategic economic pillar in the collective task of delivering progress to the majority of Nigerians” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, August 28, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “This judgment has further shown that the judiciary is unbiased and remains a beacon of hope for Nigerians. On our part as a responsible government agency, we will continue to work closely with the judiciary and other stakeholders to ensure that we realise our mandate of creating a robust maritime sector in line with best global practices,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said ( about Rotimi Amaechi ) : “Amaechi is an honest, forthright man with vision and courage, who abhors residing in the world of impossibilities,” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, August 1, 2019 6:50:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside added : “Nigeria can achieve accelerated economic growth and development through the regulation, exploitation, and protection of her marine biodiversity through a comprehensive and articulated approach, which will not necessarily impact negatively on the environment,” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, July 31, 2019 6:53:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “In NIMASA, we are conscious of global best practices and determined to rid our waterways of all substandard vessels, with the ultimate aim of ensuring a safe and robust maritime domain. This will afford us the capacity to be a competitive player in the global maritime space, giving us an edge in the comity of maritime investment destinations,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:46:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The agency has no intention of taking anyone out of business; rather, we are here to assist ship operators by creating a conducive environment. We will not fail to clamp down on erring operators in our bid to safeguard the country’s maritime environment for the good of all,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:46:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “In NIMASA, we are conscious of global best practices and determined to rid our waterways of all substandard vessels, with the ultimate aim of ensuring a safe and robust maritime domain. This will afford us the capacity to be a competitive player in the global maritime space, giving us an edge in the comity of maritime investment destinations,” External link

tribuneonlineng Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “In NIMASA, we are conscious of global best practices and determined to rid our waterways of all substandard vessels, with the ultimate aim of ensuring a safe and robust maritime domain. This will afford us the capacity to be a competitive player in the global maritime space, giving us an edge in the comity of maritime investment destinations, ” External link

nta-ng Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “Statistics available have shown that only 2 per cent of the total seafarers across the world are females and more disappointing is the fact that the majority of this percentage are from the Philippines a country which dominates the profession in huge numbers, raking in huge income / foreign exchange. So there is a need for us to take conscious and deliberate actions to encourage women to take a career in seafaring,” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “Statistics available have shown that only 2% of the total seafarers across the world are females and more disappointing is the fact that majority of this percentage are from the Philippines a country which dominates the profession in huge numbers, raking in huge income / foreign exchange. So there is need for us to take conscious and deliberate actions to encourage women to take a career in seafaring,” External link

nta-ng Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said ( about Strategy ) : “We have always known that the political will to deal with the issue of waivers in the cabotage regime had been the challenge in the past. Our pronouncement and implementation of the New Cabotage Compliance Strategy has led to the engagement of over 7000 Nigerians in various sub-sectors within the industry,” External link

dailytrust Wednesday, June 19, 2019 6:30:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “As soon as it gets the required executive assent, it will help tame the piracy monster and open up more opportunities in the sector” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, June 14, 2019 6:08:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The issue of maritime crime has been challenging, not only to us as a nation but also the entire Gulf of Guinea. To achieve the objective of a safe and secure maritime environment that will guarantee the realisation of the President’s pronouncement, commitment is critical and we at NIMASA have decided to take the challenge head-on with the various strategies formulated at the Agency’s level to drive the process” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, June 14, 2019 6:08:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The World Oceans Day celebration inspires the thinking that recognizes that there is one global ocean that connects the entire world. Within this one ocean, there are five distinct oceans: the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Arctic Ocean, and Southern Ocean. And it is already happening that the boundaries of these oceans are invincible and so it is important that we take steps to ensure that we tap the abundant resources inherent within our maritime endowment because our lives as a nation depends hugely on it” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:15:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “We have no option but to work together, but we cannot have imposed solutions. NIMASA and the Nigerian Navy will also be hosting a Global Maritime Security Conference in October to seek tailored short and long term solutions to strengthen regional and international collaborations in the Gulf of Guinea,” External link

seatrade-global Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:17:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside : "We have no option but to work together, but we cannot have imposed solutions" External link

marinelink Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:41:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside : “We have no option but to work together, but we cannot have imposed solutions” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:38:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside added : “We have no option but to work together, but we cannot have imposed solutions,” External link

worldmaritimenews Monday, June 10, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “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,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, June 5, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “While the tourism potential in other aspects of the economy are being maximised to a reasonable extent, the potential of coastal and maritime tourism in Nigeria remains grossly under-tapped, ” External link

thisdayonline Friday, May 24, 2019 4:33:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “While the tourism potential in other aspects of the economy is being maximised to a reasonable extent, the potential of coastal and maritime tourism in Nigeria remains grossly under-tapped,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated ( about Federal Executive ) : “Statistics do not lie, and so when the IMB came up with the report of our waters being safer, we were not surprised because we know the level of work we have done with the support of the Federal Government to ensure that the Nigerian Maritime sector becomes an haven for investors,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “In November, we will have the opportunity of setting up a business to business meetings; we have a number of Nigeria businesses that are interested in doing business with operators in Belgium, precisely in the ports of Antwerp. And as you have notified us today, we will begin to prepare ship owners in Nigeria. Those who have set up ship repair yards, shipbuilding yards, operators and all of those for business to a business meeting in November and it is believed that it will be rewarding” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “The Deep Blue Project is a multipronged approach towards tackling insecurity in our territorial waters and the entire Gulf of Guinea,” External link

thisdayonline Sunday, May 19, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside says : “We should change our focus to the modest achievements and efforts we have made in maritime security, and eschew perceptions that tend to feed the hubris of enemies of our country,” External link

thisdayonline Sunday, May 19, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “Our partnership with the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board to identify the types of vessels that Nigerians should acquire in order to guarantee good business and return on investment in the immediate and long term is part of our focus on the future. We are investing in research to determine the opportunities and threats that will come with the inevitable shift from fossil fuel to renewable energy” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside explained : “Our partnership with the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board to identify the types of vessels that Nigerians should acquire to guarantee good business and return-on-investment in the immediate and long term is part of our focus on the future,” External link

authorityngr Sunday, May 12, 2019 11:43:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The period of Easter is also a season for friendship, forgiveness, love, and rededication to the ideals of Christianity. As Christians, the significance of the season must not be lost on us, we must do things that promote peace, progress, and development of humanity” External link

leadership Monday, April 22, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The period of Easter is also a season for friendship, forgiveness, love, and rededication to the ideals of Christianity. As Christians, the significance of the season must not be lost on us, we must do things that promote peace, progress, and development of humanity” External link

leadership Sunday, April 21, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Work is going on at the permanent site in Okerenkoko. In addition, we are going to hold a number of engagements with the office of the vice president. All of us must work collaboratively to support the success of NMU considering the facilities they have on ground, we commend the Vice-Chancellor and council for they are doing a lot. Again we need to inject more funds if we want this university to stand and take off on a solid note” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “The bigger picture is that when we identify the gaps, we would begin to train people to take advantage of the gaps, leading to the employment of more Nigerians in the sector,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, March 29, 2019 1:54:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “They have agreed with us in principle that is something worth considering,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, March 29, 2019 1:54:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside says : “While we will continue to do everything within our powers to enhance the economic wellbeing of Nigerians and avoid disruptions to their economic lives, in line with the spirit of the cabotage law, NIMASA will remain committed to acting against deliberate disobedience to the letters of the law,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, March 29, 2019 1:54:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “The bigger picture is that when we identify the gaps, we would begin to train people to take advantage of the gaps, leading to the employment of more Nigerians in the sector,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “They have agreed with us in principle that is something worth considering,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside says : “While we will continue to do everything within our powers to enhance the economic wellbeing of Nigerians and avoid disruptions to their economic lives, in line with the spirit of the cabotage law, NIMASA will remain committed to acting against deliberate disobedience to the letters of the law,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The signing marks a new era and significant milestone for the Agency for greater service delivery in quantifiable and measurable terms. It also brings to focus what the leadership of NIMASA stands for on the issues of effectiveness, efficiency, and, most importantly, the credibility of service delivery,” External link

thisdayonline Friday, March 22, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “NIMASA’s mandate is all about promoting and regulating shipping in Nigeria and we have no intentions to stifle anybody’s business. Rather, we are committed to promoting, protecting and providing the enabling environment so that the local ship owners can grow and compete with their international counterparts. We are, certainly, determined to work with our stakeholders” External link

vanguardngr Friday, March 22, 2019 5:30:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The signing marks a new era and significant milestone for the Agency for greater service delivery in quantifiable and measurable terms. It also brings to focus what the leadership of NIMASA stands for on the issues of effectiveness, efficiency, and, most importantly, the credibility of service delivery,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, March 20, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “The bigger picture is that when we identify the gaps, we would begin to train people to take advantage of the gaps, leading to the employment of more Nigerians in the sector,” External link

thisdayonline Sunday, March 17, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “They have agreed with us in principle that is something worth considering,” External link

thisdayonline Sunday, March 17, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “While we will continue to do everything within our powers to enhance the economic wellbeing of Nigerians and avoid disruptions to their economic lives, in line with the spirit of the cabotage law, NIMASA will remain committed to acting against deliberate disobedience to the letters of the law,” External link

thisdayonline Sunday, March 17, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “You can count on the support of NIMASA and, by extension, Nigeria. We believe and support everything that would give women a role in the maritime sector. There is no sector that would exclude 50 per cent of the population and expect that sector to thrive” External link

dailytimes-NG Monday, March 4, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “The blue economy is one critical sector that will create employment for our people, contribute to economic growth, and give opportunities to all our people, whether they are men or women. So it is timely and most appropriate that you are focusing on how to get 50 per cent of the continent’s population involved in the blue economy, be it fishery, fishing, or underwater mining, aquaculture or any of the activities that go on in the blue economy. That totally aligns with our vision of making the blue economy play greater role in the economic growth of our country and our continent,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, February 27, 2019 5:58:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “The blue economy is one critical sector that will create employment for our people, contribute to economic growth, and give opportunities to all our people, whether they be men or women. So it is timely and most appropriate that you are focusing on how to get 50 per cent of the continent’s population involved in the blue economy, be it fisheries, fishing, or underwater mining, aquaculture or any of the activities that go on in the blue economy. That totally aligns with our vision of making the blue economy play greater role in the economic growth of our country and our continent,” External link

leadership Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:42:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Globally, the focus in the maritime industry today is how to get more women involved in the sector, whether as seafarers, ship owners, etc. So every effort to encourage the participation of women in the sector is supported by NIMASA. You can count on our support,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, February 26, 2019 2:31:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “We are working closely with the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) to have a joint categorisation of vessels operating under the Cabotage Act in order to ensure the full implementation of the Act,” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, February 11, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “It is noteworthy that owners made undertaking to remedy the notable infractions when the vessel was issued a detention warning in October 2018,” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, February 11, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “NIMASA has continuously dealt with safety challenges in the context of operations, management, surveying, ship registration, and the role of administration. Since international maritime safety has moved from a largely prescriptive and reactive safety scheme to a risk-based proactive regime, responsibility for safety is being placed on those in the industry to set out and create new perspectives on risk-based decision making. Hence, the way forward would be to adopt a Formal Safety Assessment (FSA) framework for maritime safety management,” External link

thisdayonline Friday, February 8, 2019 6:17:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Harnessing the Maritime and Shipping Sector for Sustainable Growth,” External link

authorityngr Monday, February 4, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “We have been engaging with government at the highest level to push for special intervention fund, special interest rate and other incentives that will drive optimal performance in the sector. We shall not relent in our drive to put the right framework together to help beneficiaries and investors have a good return on investment. The country is also making huge investments in human capacity development in the sector, which means that more Nigerians will get involved in shipping, especially, in shipping operations,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:06:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “We shall not relent in our drive to put the right framework together to help beneficiaries and investors have good return on investment. The country is also making huge investments in human capacity development in the sector, which means that more Nigerians will get involved in shipping, especially, in shipping operations,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “We are spurred by this award and we appreciate the fact that our efforts to revitalise the maritime sector through our medium term strategy plan are yielding results. We will redouble our efforts to ensure that the quest of the Federal Government to diversify the economy gets the required support from the maritime sector and its stakeholders, as it portends several opportunities for economic growth and development” External link

marinelink Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:46:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said ( about Lavsavanfangiin BOLD ) : “I am very confident that APC governorship and other candidates will be on the 2019 election ballot. I know that the judiciary is an important component of the political process. You can’t talk about politics without talking about the judiciary or the role of the judiciary.So, my confidence is that ultimately this issue will be resolved,” External link

nan Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “It is not true that the Honourable Minister is responsible for the crisis in our party. I don’t believe that this is the time for blame game. A lot of things happened and blame game will not help us in any way. Even as a leader of the party, it is wrong for me to join in the blame game,” External link

nan Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside declared : “It is not true that the Honourable Minister is responsible for the crisis in our party. I don’t believe that this is the time for blame game. A lot of things happened and blame game will not help us in any way. Even as a leader of the party, it is wrong for me to join in the blame game,” External link

dailypost Saturday, January 19, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The Nigerian maritime sector is on a journey, we are not where we are going yet, hence we need the continuous support of our stakeholders in our quest to realize a robust maritime sector, so that we can compete favourably with our counterparts in other maritime climes,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, January 18, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The Nigerian maritime sector is on a journey, we are not where we are going yet, hence we need the continuous support of our stakeholders in our quest to realize a robust maritime sector, so that we can compete favourably with our counterparts in other maritime climes,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:06:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The Nigerian maritime sector is on a journey, we are not where we are going yet, hence we need the continuous support of our stakeholders in our quest to realize a robust maritime sector, so that we can compete favourably with our counterparts in other maritime climes,” External link

marinelink Monday, January 14, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “the Nigerian maritime sector is on a journey; we are not where we are going yet, hence we need the continuous support of our stakeholders in our quest to realise a robust maritime sector, so that we can compete favourably with our counterparts in other maritime climes,” External link

authorityngr Monday, January 14, 2019 9:03:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The Nigerian maritime sector is on a journey, we are not where we are going yet, hence we need the continuous support of our stakeholders in our quest to realise a robust maritime sector so that we can compete favourably with our counterparts in other maritime climes,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, January 14, 2019 3:15:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “As an agency, we recognise the role of our stakeholders in our drive to realise a robust maritime sector. Without the stakeholders, there will be no NIMASA and by extension, no maritime industry. We are therefore hopeful that in the coming years, we will continue to work assiduously to meet the yearnings of the industry as we hope to engage more in collaboration, so that all of us can boast of a robust maritime sector,” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, January 12, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “As an Agency, we recognise the role of our stakeholders in our drive to realise a robust maritime sector; without the stakeholders, there will be no NIMASA, and by extension, no maritime industry. We are therefore hopeful that in the coming years, we will continue to work assiduously to meet the yearnings of the industry as we hope to engage more in collaboration, so that all of us can boast of a robust maritime sector,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, January 11, 2019 7:52:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside explained : “As an agency, we recognise the role of our stakeholders in the drive to realise a robust maritime sector. Without stakeholders, there will be no NIMASA and by extension, no maritime industry. We are therefore hopeful that in the coming years, we will continue to work assiduously to meet the yearnings of the industry as we hope to engage more in collaboration, so that all of us can boast of a robust maritime sector,” External link

thisdayonline Friday, January 11, 2019 5:08:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “As an agency, we recognise the role of our stakeholders in our drive to realise a robust maritime sector; without the stakeholders, there will be no NIMASA and by extension, no maritime industry. We are therefore hopeful that in the coming years, we will continue to work assiduously to meet the yearnings of the industry as we hope to engage more in collaboration, so that all of us can boast of a robust maritime sector,” External link

leadership Friday, January 11, 2019 4:13:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “As a regulator, we are driven by values and commitment, as these are the only ways that investors can be attracted to harness the great potential in our maritime sector. On our part, we will continue to work out incentives and maritime sector specific interventions to attract investments,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, January 8, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “As a regulator, we are driven by values and commitment, as these are the only ways that investors can be attracted to harness the great potential in our maritime sector. On our part, we will continue to work out incentives and maritime sector specific interventions to attract investments,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, January 7, 2019 2:37:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Wike can’t run Rivers State. He has absolutely no idea how to go about it, we must come together, not only as APC but as Rivers people to remove him because of his incompetence,” External link

dailypost Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “As a regulator, we are driven by values and commitment, as these are the only ways that investors can be attracted to harness the great potential in our maritime sector. On our part, we will continue to work out incentives and maritime sector specific interventions to attract investments” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, January 1, 2019 2:49:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside says : “My greatest ambition in life is to always make a difference wherever I find myself, and to also help others make a difference,” “I shall pursue this desire as long as God gives me life and opportunity” External link

thisdayonline Sunday, December 30, 2018 6:06:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Advancing ship and maritime infrastructure financing in Nigeria: Innovative concepts and sustainable approaches,” External link

authorityngr Friday, December 21, 2018 11:35:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The maritime sector is all about movement of goods from one point to another, and this cannot be done without logistics. This is a confirmation of the fact that everything about trade and development depends solely on logistics.” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, December 19, 2018 7:43:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The maritime sector is all about movement of goods from one point to another and this cannot be done without logistics. This is a confirmation of the fact that everything about trade and development depends solely on logistics” External link

thisdayonline Monday, December 17, 2018 4:23:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Collaboration is the only way our country will grow and the maritime sector must not be left out. Let me therefore state categorically that through synergy with relevant stakeholders, there will be massive boom in the maritime sector and, by extension, the entire economy” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, December 12, 2018 3:49:00 AM EAT



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Dakuku Peterside stated : “Today I am happy that President Muhammadu Buhari has chosen Dr. Bashir Jamoh to succeed me in office. I cannot wish for a better person to succeed me because of Dr. Bashir’s immense knowledge and commitment to the growth of the sector cannot be overemphasized and I am sure he would continue our good works,” External link

authorityngr Thursday, April 16, 2020 10:44:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “In Keniebi’s death, I have seen the outpouring of love and appreciation of impact living. May the soul of my beloved brother Keniebi rest in peace and may we continue rallying each other whenever the need arises,” External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, April 16, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The plan is to achieve the key objectives of the Cabotage Act in terms of in-country construction, ownership, manning, and flagging of ships engaged in coastal trade by 2024,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Monday, March 9, 2020 2:10:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Nigeria having a second or international register will help grow the country’s fleet and input our footprints in international commercial trade,” External link

dailytimes-NG Thursday, March 5, 2020 1:14:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “My colleagues and I across the continent are in regular touch to compare notes and learn from one another. What affects one, affects the other. We must all come together and make sure COVID-19 does not cause havoc in Africa” External link

thenationonlineng Sunday, March 1, 2020 8:20:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Our esteemed stakeholders, while keeping our eyes firmly fixed on the objective of building a world-class ship registry, we hope to rely on your guidance, experience, industry knowhow and cooperation to endow the desperately needed credence and international respect for the Nigerian flag” External link

dailytrust Thursday, February 20, 2020 6:15:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “This scope subsequently expanded to include Judges of the state high Court of the Littoral states and later justices of the court of appeal,” External link

tribuneonlineng Wednesday, February 19, 2020 4:31:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “Our principal aim is to achieve online electronic registration, accept electronic copies of documents and issue electronic certificates. Our goal as a Maritime Safety Administration is to create a world class Ship Registry, which will be attractive to ship owners with the aim of maintaining the influence of Nigeria in evolving international commercial and regulatory environment for shipping” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:59:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Our goal as a Maritime Safety Administration is to create a world class Ship Registry, which will be attractive to ship owners with the aim of maintaining the influence of Nigeria in evolving international commercial and regulatory environment for shipping,” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:31:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Nigeria having a second or international register will help grow the country’s fleet and input our footprints in international commercial trade,” External link

nta-ng Sunday, February 9, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “MT Ultimate. We have no doubt that a lot more can be done to assist Nigerians in acquiring vessels and that is why we are making effort to disburse the Cabotage Vessels Finance Fund (CVFF),” External link

guardian-ng Friday, February 7, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside noted : “counterfeiting of Ship Registry certificates renders the entire gamut of systems and processes designed to prevent the entry of unseaworthy and sub-standard ships into the flag a nullity” External link

authorityngr Thursday, February 6, 2020 6:31:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “These trainings would continue over time as we try to integrate the intelligence officers with the C4i and those operating the special mission vessels and aircraft,” External link

tribuneonlineng Thursday, February 6, 2020 6:00:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside told : “We must pay greater attention to the Gulf of Guinea not only because our economy depends on it but also because of its implications for our national security given the quantum of illicit arms that flow through the region,” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, January 30, 2020 2:22:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “We have initiated an engagement with ship owners, ship operators, captain of ships and seafarers on the new regime and the need for compliance,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, January 21, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “We are getting international ISO certification for the ship registry office. Our dream is to compete with the British and Singaporean registry” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, January 17, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “But with the Final Billing System, we have put an end to double billing, over-billing, and protracted billing. The system ensures closure of all vessel billing transactions within two weeks after departure,” External link

tribuneonlineng Thursday, January 16, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside disclosed : “brings more money to the coffers,” External link

authorityngr Tuesday, January 14, 2020 10:03:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Nigeria loses up to $100million annually simply because when our ship owners need to dry dock their vessels, they take them to neighbouring countries like Ghana and Cameroun, thus spending the needed scarce foreign exchange. When this facility is fully operational, it has the capacity to dry-dock any vessel in the country and save the much-needed foreign exchange,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, January 14, 2020 3:57:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “We should contribute our quotas to the effort to bridge the gender gap in the maritime industry. This will be good for the sector and the economy generally; as it is common knowledge that women usually do all it takes to excel when given the opportunity” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, December 18, 2019 9:53:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside noted ( about Team ) : “There is an ongoing attempt to de-market Nigeria as a place that is unsafe for vessels to operate, despite the fact that we are the first country in this sub-region to have standalone legislation on anti-piracy. We have also launched an ambitious deep blue project. There is an attempt to portray our waters as unsafe for vessels to operate, but with the coming of the this baby like ‘Team Beleuzi’, all of that has been rubbished the day it has been proven that Nigerian waters are safe and not as unsafe as they want people to believe,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, December 13, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “And they lose their sense of dignity because their labour does not give them the reward of self-worth. So corruption must be of interest to every well-meaning Nigeria,” External link

nta-ng Tuesday, December 10, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “And they lose their sense of dignity because their labour does not give them reward of self-worth. So corruption must be of interest to every well-meaning Nigeria,” External link

nan Tuesday, December 10, 2019 5:57:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “On the issue of decongestion of seaports, nothing can be done besides construction railway tracks in all the seaports as it is currently ongoing as announced by the minister of transport. For instance, the rail between Itakpe to Warri would soon be commissioned and that will go along way in reducing congestion in that particular seaport. There’s no magic to decongesting our seaports. If you notice our new program, we are connecting all ports by rail to interland that would also help” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, November 19, 2019 11:48:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “It’s rather good to acknowledge that a lot has improved in ports operations. Under the Ease of Doing Business initiative being facilitated by Presidential Enabling Business Council were able to reduce the number of actors or regulatory agencies at the port” External link

tribuneonlineng Tuesday, November 19, 2019 11:31:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Three schools benefited from the first set of schools to be presented with the items in the Northern zone, while other schools would be presented with the same number of items in subsequent presentations,” External link

nta-ng Wednesday, November 13, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside added : “We, therefore, call on other corporate bodies to partner with us in this drive in order to always support the Federal Government’s drive in advancing gestures that impact lives positively and meaningfully in the country,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:34:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The government has explored different option, such as solid minerals, ICT, agriculture, but we seem not to have made a lot of progress. Till date, oil and gas still contribute 70 per cent to our foreign exchange earnings,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, October 23, 2019 3:03:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “All of the strategy speaks to the fact that we are being proactive and that we will not accept any form of threat to our maritime domain, particularly the use of our water ways for shipping and for economic activities,” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, October 8, 2019 8:05:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “We have various components in the coordinated maritime security solution and the female gender is already part of the project. Aside land, air, and marine-based assets being acquired, we have an intelligence gathering component where the women are already playing a major role. We recognise gender equality as one of the key platforms on which we can build a sustainable solution to security challenges in Nigerian maritime sector,” External link

thisdayonline Friday, October 4, 2019 4:38:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “We shall have a no-holds-barred discussion on security in the Gulf of Guinea at the conference, which promises to be a watershed event in the history of maritime security in Africa and, indeed, the world,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, October 2, 2019 6:44:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “We shall have a no-holds-barred discussion on security in the Gulf of Guinea at the conference, which promises to be a watershed event in the history of maritime security in Africa and, indeed, the world, ” External link

thisdayonline Friday, September 13, 2019 4:53:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Nigerian is willing and prepared to play more regional and international roles to the global maritime community but that would only be possible with your support. Let Nigeria contribute from within the council to the growth of the maritime sector globally. Let’s contribute significantly to the work of the IMO,” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:04:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Let Nigeria contribute from within Council to the growth of the maritime sector globally. Lets contribute significantly to the work of the IMO,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside explained : “The current tax regime makes it impossible for Nigerian ship owners to compete with their foreign counterparts. For instance, foreigners bring in vessels for a short period and they have a special tax regime that enables them pay little to nothing for their vessels and crew to work and live in Nigeria, whereas a Nigerian is charged a full range of all tax applicable (14 percent), making it near impossible for their vessels to compete,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, September 2, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said ( about Muhammadu Buhari ) : “This honour is a testament to the success and dependability of President Muhammadu Buhari’s economic agenda. We keyed in a long time ago, and we have been running with the vision of the President to restore Nigeria to greatness. At NIMASA, we are also pursuing a transformational agenda, and this award is a testimony to the effectiveness of our strategy. We are doing our bit like a strategic economic pillar in the collective task of delivering progress to the majority of Nigerians” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, August 28, 2019 11:22:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “This judgment has further shown that the judiciary is unbiased and remains a beacon of hope for Nigerians. On our part as a responsible government agency, we will continue to work closely with the judiciary and other stakeholders to ensure that we realise our mandate of creating a robust maritime sector in line with best global practices,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:30:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said ( about Rotimi Amaechi ) : “Amaechi is an honest, forthright man with vision and courage, who abhors residing in the world of impossibilities,” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, August 1, 2019 6:50:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside added : “Nigeria can achieve accelerated economic growth and development through the regulation, exploitation, and protection of her marine biodiversity through a comprehensive and articulated approach, which will not necessarily impact negatively on the environment,” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, July 31, 2019 6:53:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “In NIMASA, we are conscious of global best practices and determined to rid our waterways of all substandard vessels, with the ultimate aim of ensuring a safe and robust maritime domain. This will afford us the capacity to be a competitive player in the global maritime space, giving us an edge in the comity of maritime investment destinations,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:46:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The agency has no intention of taking anyone out of business; rather, we are here to assist ship operators by creating a conducive environment. We will not fail to clamp down on erring operators in our bid to safeguard the country’s maritime environment for the good of all,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, July 16, 2019 2:46:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “In NIMASA, we are conscious of global best practices and determined to rid our waterways of all substandard vessels, with the ultimate aim of ensuring a safe and robust maritime domain. This will afford us the capacity to be a competitive player in the global maritime space, giving us an edge in the comity of maritime investment destinations,” External link

tribuneonlineng Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:31:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “In NIMASA, we are conscious of global best practices and determined to rid our waterways of all substandard vessels, with the ultimate aim of ensuring a safe and robust maritime domain. This will afford us the capacity to be a competitive player in the global maritime space, giving us an edge in the comity of maritime investment destinations, ” External link

nta-ng Wednesday, July 10, 2019 12:46:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “Statistics available have shown that only 2 per cent of the total seafarers across the world are females and more disappointing is the fact that the majority of this percentage are from the Philippines a country which dominates the profession in huge numbers, raking in huge income / foreign exchange. So there is a need for us to take conscious and deliberate actions to encourage women to take a career in seafaring,” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, June 25, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “Statistics available have shown that only 2% of the total seafarers across the world are females and more disappointing is the fact that majority of this percentage are from the Philippines a country which dominates the profession in huge numbers, raking in huge income / foreign exchange. So there is need for us to take conscious and deliberate actions to encourage women to take a career in seafaring,” External link

nta-ng Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:39:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said ( about Strategy ) : “We have always known that the political will to deal with the issue of waivers in the cabotage regime had been the challenge in the past. Our pronouncement and implementation of the New Cabotage Compliance Strategy has led to the engagement of over 7000 Nigerians in various sub-sectors within the industry,” External link

dailytrust Wednesday, June 19, 2019 6:30:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “As soon as it gets the required executive assent, it will help tame the piracy monster and open up more opportunities in the sector” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, June 14, 2019 6:08:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The issue of maritime crime has been challenging, not only to us as a nation but also the entire Gulf of Guinea. To achieve the objective of a safe and secure maritime environment that will guarantee the realisation of the President’s pronouncement, commitment is critical and we at NIMASA have decided to take the challenge head-on with the various strategies formulated at the Agency’s level to drive the process” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, June 14, 2019 6:08:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The World Oceans Day celebration inspires the thinking that recognizes that there is one global ocean that connects the entire world. Within this one ocean, there are five distinct oceans: the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Arctic Ocean, and Southern Ocean. And it is already happening that the boundaries of these oceans are invincible and so it is important that we take steps to ensure that we tap the abundant resources inherent within our maritime endowment because our lives as a nation depends hugely on it” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:15:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “We have no option but to work together, but we cannot have imposed solutions. NIMASA and the Nigerian Navy will also be hosting a Global Maritime Security Conference in October to seek tailored short and long term solutions to strengthen regional and international collaborations in the Gulf of Guinea,” External link

seatrade-global Tuesday, June 11, 2019 6:17:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside : "We have no option but to work together, but we cannot have imposed solutions" External link

marinelink Tuesday, June 11, 2019 5:41:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside : “We have no option but to work together, but we cannot have imposed solutions” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:38:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside added : “We have no option but to work together, but we cannot have imposed solutions,” External link

worldmaritimenews Monday, June 10, 2019 2:45:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “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,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, June 5, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “While the tourism potential in other aspects of the economy are being maximised to a reasonable extent, the potential of coastal and maritime tourism in Nigeria remains grossly under-tapped, ” External link

thisdayonline Friday, May 24, 2019 4:33:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “While the tourism potential in other aspects of the economy is being maximised to a reasonable extent, the potential of coastal and maritime tourism in Nigeria remains grossly under-tapped,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated ( about Federal Executive ) : “Statistics do not lie, and so when the IMB came up with the report of our waters being safer, we were not surprised because we know the level of work we have done with the support of the Federal Government to ensure that the Nigerian Maritime sector becomes an haven for investors,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:08:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “In November, we will have the opportunity of setting up a business to business meetings; we have a number of Nigeria businesses that are interested in doing business with operators in Belgium, precisely in the ports of Antwerp. And as you have notified us today, we will begin to prepare ship owners in Nigeria. Those who have set up ship repair yards, shipbuilding yards, operators and all of those for business to a business meeting in November and it is believed that it will be rewarding” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, May 22, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “The Deep Blue Project is a multipronged approach towards tackling insecurity in our territorial waters and the entire Gulf of Guinea,” External link

thisdayonline Sunday, May 19, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside says : “We should change our focus to the modest achievements and efforts we have made in maritime security, and eschew perceptions that tend to feed the hubris of enemies of our country,” External link

thisdayonline Sunday, May 19, 2019 4:12:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “Our partnership with the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board to identify the types of vessels that Nigerians should acquire in order to guarantee good business and return on investment in the immediate and long term is part of our focus on the future. We are investing in research to determine the opportunities and threats that will come with the inevitable shift from fossil fuel to renewable energy” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, May 15, 2019 8:18:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside explained : “Our partnership with the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board to identify the types of vessels that Nigerians should acquire to guarantee good business and return-on-investment in the immediate and long term is part of our focus on the future,” External link

authorityngr Sunday, May 12, 2019 11:43:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The period of Easter is also a season for friendship, forgiveness, love, and rededication to the ideals of Christianity. As Christians, the significance of the season must not be lost on us, we must do things that promote peace, progress, and development of humanity” External link

leadership Monday, April 22, 2019 6:59:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The period of Easter is also a season for friendship, forgiveness, love, and rededication to the ideals of Christianity. As Christians, the significance of the season must not be lost on us, we must do things that promote peace, progress, and development of humanity” External link

leadership Sunday, April 21, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Work is going on at the permanent site in Okerenkoko. In addition, we are going to hold a number of engagements with the office of the vice president. All of us must work collaboratively to support the success of NMU considering the facilities they have on ground, we commend the Vice-Chancellor and council for they are doing a lot. Again we need to inject more funds if we want this university to stand and take off on a solid note” External link

thisdayonline Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:45:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “The bigger picture is that when we identify the gaps, we would begin to train people to take advantage of the gaps, leading to the employment of more Nigerians in the sector,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, March 29, 2019 1:54:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “They have agreed with us in principle that is something worth considering,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, March 29, 2019 1:54:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside says : “While we will continue to do everything within our powers to enhance the economic wellbeing of Nigerians and avoid disruptions to their economic lives, in line with the spirit of the cabotage law, NIMASA will remain committed to acting against deliberate disobedience to the letters of the law,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, March 29, 2019 1:54:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “The bigger picture is that when we identify the gaps, we would begin to train people to take advantage of the gaps, leading to the employment of more Nigerians in the sector,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “They have agreed with us in principle that is something worth considering,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside says : “While we will continue to do everything within our powers to enhance the economic wellbeing of Nigerians and avoid disruptions to their economic lives, in line with the spirit of the cabotage law, NIMASA will remain committed to acting against deliberate disobedience to the letters of the law,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, March 27, 2019 10:47:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The signing marks a new era and significant milestone for the Agency for greater service delivery in quantifiable and measurable terms. It also brings to focus what the leadership of NIMASA stands for on the issues of effectiveness, efficiency, and, most importantly, the credibility of service delivery,” External link

thisdayonline Friday, March 22, 2019 7:33:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “NIMASA’s mandate is all about promoting and regulating shipping in Nigeria and we have no intentions to stifle anybody’s business. Rather, we are committed to promoting, protecting and providing the enabling environment so that the local ship owners can grow and compete with their international counterparts. We are, certainly, determined to work with our stakeholders” External link

vanguardngr Friday, March 22, 2019 5:30:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The signing marks a new era and significant milestone for the Agency for greater service delivery in quantifiable and measurable terms. It also brings to focus what the leadership of NIMASA stands for on the issues of effectiveness, efficiency, and, most importantly, the credibility of service delivery,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, March 20, 2019 3:59:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “The bigger picture is that when we identify the gaps, we would begin to train people to take advantage of the gaps, leading to the employment of more Nigerians in the sector,” External link

thisdayonline Sunday, March 17, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “They have agreed with us in principle that is something worth considering,” External link

thisdayonline Sunday, March 17, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “While we will continue to do everything within our powers to enhance the economic wellbeing of Nigerians and avoid disruptions to their economic lives, in line with the spirit of the cabotage law, NIMASA will remain committed to acting against deliberate disobedience to the letters of the law,” External link

thisdayonline Sunday, March 17, 2019 12:23:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “You can count on the support of NIMASA and, by extension, Nigeria. We believe and support everything that would give women a role in the maritime sector. There is no sector that would exclude 50 per cent of the population and expect that sector to thrive” External link

dailytimes-NG Monday, March 4, 2019 7:43:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “The blue economy is one critical sector that will create employment for our people, contribute to economic growth, and give opportunities to all our people, whether they are men or women. So it is timely and most appropriate that you are focusing on how to get 50 per cent of the continent’s population involved in the blue economy, be it fishery, fishing, or underwater mining, aquaculture or any of the activities that go on in the blue economy. That totally aligns with our vision of making the blue economy play greater role in the economic growth of our country and our continent,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, February 27, 2019 5:58:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “The blue economy is one critical sector that will create employment for our people, contribute to economic growth, and give opportunities to all our people, whether they be men or women. So it is timely and most appropriate that you are focusing on how to get 50 per cent of the continent’s population involved in the blue economy, be it fisheries, fishing, or underwater mining, aquaculture or any of the activities that go on in the blue economy. That totally aligns with our vision of making the blue economy play greater role in the economic growth of our country and our continent,” External link

leadership Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:42:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Globally, the focus in the maritime industry today is how to get more women involved in the sector, whether as seafarers, ship owners, etc. So every effort to encourage the participation of women in the sector is supported by NIMASA. You can count on our support,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, February 26, 2019 2:31:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “We are working closely with the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) to have a joint categorisation of vessels operating under the Cabotage Act in order to ensure the full implementation of the Act,” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, February 11, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “It is noteworthy that owners made undertaking to remedy the notable infractions when the vessel was issued a detention warning in October 2018,” External link

onlinenigeria Monday, February 11, 2019 4:05:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “NIMASA has continuously dealt with safety challenges in the context of operations, management, surveying, ship registration, and the role of administration. Since international maritime safety has moved from a largely prescriptive and reactive safety scheme to a risk-based proactive regime, responsibility for safety is being placed on those in the industry to set out and create new perspectives on risk-based decision making. Hence, the way forward would be to adopt a Formal Safety Assessment (FSA) framework for maritime safety management,” External link

thisdayonline Friday, February 8, 2019 6:17:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Harnessing the Maritime and Shipping Sector for Sustainable Growth,” External link

authorityngr Monday, February 4, 2019 1:15:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside stated : “We have been engaging with government at the highest level to push for special intervention fund, special interest rate and other incentives that will drive optimal performance in the sector. We shall not relent in our drive to put the right framework together to help beneficiaries and investors have a good return on investment. The country is also making huge investments in human capacity development in the sector, which means that more Nigerians will get involved in shipping, especially, in shipping operations,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:06:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “We shall not relent in our drive to put the right framework together to help beneficiaries and investors have good return on investment. The country is also making huge investments in human capacity development in the sector, which means that more Nigerians will get involved in shipping, especially, in shipping operations,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, January 30, 2019 3:07:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “We are spurred by this award and we appreciate the fact that our efforts to revitalise the maritime sector through our medium term strategy plan are yielding results. We will redouble our efforts to ensure that the quest of the Federal Government to diversify the economy gets the required support from the maritime sector and its stakeholders, as it portends several opportunities for economic growth and development” External link

marinelink Tuesday, January 22, 2019 8:46:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said ( about Lavsavanfangiin BOLD ) : “I am very confident that APC governorship and other candidates will be on the 2019 election ballot. I know that the judiciary is an important component of the political process. You can’t talk about politics without talking about the judiciary or the role of the judiciary.So, my confidence is that ultimately this issue will be resolved,” External link

nan Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “It is not true that the Honourable Minister is responsible for the crisis in our party. I don’t believe that this is the time for blame game. A lot of things happened and blame game will not help us in any way. Even as a leader of the party, it is wrong for me to join in the blame game,” External link

nan Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside declared : “It is not true that the Honourable Minister is responsible for the crisis in our party. I don’t believe that this is the time for blame game. A lot of things happened and blame game will not help us in any way. Even as a leader of the party, it is wrong for me to join in the blame game,” External link

dailypost Saturday, January 19, 2019 5:21:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The Nigerian maritime sector is on a journey, we are not where we are going yet, hence we need the continuous support of our stakeholders in our quest to realize a robust maritime sector, so that we can compete favourably with our counterparts in other maritime climes,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Friday, January 18, 2019 1:49:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The Nigerian maritime sector is on a journey, we are not where we are going yet, hence we need the continuous support of our stakeholders in our quest to realize a robust maritime sector, so that we can compete favourably with our counterparts in other maritime climes,” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:06:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The Nigerian maritime sector is on a journey, we are not where we are going yet, hence we need the continuous support of our stakeholders in our quest to realize a robust maritime sector, so that we can compete favourably with our counterparts in other maritime climes,” External link

marinelink Monday, January 14, 2019 10:05:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “the Nigerian maritime sector is on a journey; we are not where we are going yet, hence we need the continuous support of our stakeholders in our quest to realise a robust maritime sector, so that we can compete favourably with our counterparts in other maritime climes,” External link

authorityngr Monday, January 14, 2019 9:03:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The Nigerian maritime sector is on a journey, we are not where we are going yet, hence we need the continuous support of our stakeholders in our quest to realise a robust maritime sector so that we can compete favourably with our counterparts in other maritime climes,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, January 14, 2019 3:15:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “As an agency, we recognise the role of our stakeholders in our drive to realise a robust maritime sector. Without the stakeholders, there will be no NIMASA and by extension, no maritime industry. We are therefore hopeful that in the coming years, we will continue to work assiduously to meet the yearnings of the industry as we hope to engage more in collaboration, so that all of us can boast of a robust maritime sector,” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, January 12, 2019 4:44:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “As an Agency, we recognise the role of our stakeholders in our drive to realise a robust maritime sector; without the stakeholders, there will be no NIMASA, and by extension, no maritime industry. We are therefore hopeful that in the coming years, we will continue to work assiduously to meet the yearnings of the industry as we hope to engage more in collaboration, so that all of us can boast of a robust maritime sector,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, January 11, 2019 7:52:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside explained : “As an agency, we recognise the role of our stakeholders in the drive to realise a robust maritime sector. Without stakeholders, there will be no NIMASA and by extension, no maritime industry. We are therefore hopeful that in the coming years, we will continue to work assiduously to meet the yearnings of the industry as we hope to engage more in collaboration, so that all of us can boast of a robust maritime sector,” External link

thisdayonline Friday, January 11, 2019 5:08:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “As an agency, we recognise the role of our stakeholders in our drive to realise a robust maritime sector; without the stakeholders, there will be no NIMASA and by extension, no maritime industry. We are therefore hopeful that in the coming years, we will continue to work assiduously to meet the yearnings of the industry as we hope to engage more in collaboration, so that all of us can boast of a robust maritime sector,” External link

leadership Friday, January 11, 2019 4:13:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “As a regulator, we are driven by values and commitment, as these are the only ways that investors can be attracted to harness the great potential in our maritime sector. On our part, we will continue to work out incentives and maritime sector specific interventions to attract investments,” External link

hellenicshippingnews Tuesday, January 8, 2019 5:16:00 PM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “As a regulator, we are driven by values and commitment, as these are the only ways that investors can be attracted to harness the great potential in our maritime sector. On our part, we will continue to work out incentives and maritime sector specific interventions to attract investments,” External link

thenationonlineng Monday, January 7, 2019 2:37:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Wike can’t run Rivers State. He has absolutely no idea how to go about it, we must come together, not only as APC but as Rivers people to remove him because of his incompetence,” External link

dailypost Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:38:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “As a regulator, we are driven by values and commitment, as these are the only ways that investors can be attracted to harness the great potential in our maritime sector. On our part, we will continue to work out incentives and maritime sector specific interventions to attract investments” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, January 1, 2019 2:49:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside says : “My greatest ambition in life is to always make a difference wherever I find myself, and to also help others make a difference,” “I shall pursue this desire as long as God gives me life and opportunity” External link

thisdayonline Sunday, December 30, 2018 6:06:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Advancing ship and maritime infrastructure financing in Nigeria: Innovative concepts and sustainable approaches,” External link

authorityngr Friday, December 21, 2018 11:35:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The maritime sector is all about movement of goods from one point to another, and this cannot be done without logistics. This is a confirmation of the fact that everything about trade and development depends solely on logistics.” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, December 19, 2018 7:43:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “The maritime sector is all about movement of goods from one point to another and this cannot be done without logistics. This is a confirmation of the fact that everything about trade and development depends solely on logistics” External link

thisdayonline Monday, December 17, 2018 4:23:00 AM EAT

Dakuku Peterside said : “Collaboration is the only way our country will grow and the maritime sector must not be left out. Let me therefore state categorically that through synergy with relevant stakeholders, there will be massive boom in the maritime sector and, by extension, the entire economy” External link

vanguardngr Wednesday, December 12, 2018 3:49:00 AM EAT



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