The presidency has denied reports making rounds that President Muhammadu Buhari allegedly sacked Dakuku Peterside as the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Protection Agency’s Director-General (NIMASA).
An earlier reports had claimed that President Buhari removed Peterside and appointed the Executive Director of Finance and Administration at NIMASA, Bashir Yusuf Jamoh, as a replacement.
But in response to the claim, the president’s personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmad, in a tweet on Thursday, said: “President Muhammadu Buhari didn’t remove or sack Dakuku Peterside, he was appointed NIMASA DG on March 10, 2016 and his tenure ends on March 10, 2020.”
Ahmad, however, did not deny that President Buhari had approved the appointment of Jamoh to replace Peterside as the new NIMASA DG.
Jamoh’s profile on the website of the NIMASA shows that he has over 25 years of public service experience, serving in the Kaduna State Government before joining the National Maritime Authority (NMA) in 1994.
Jamoh holds a Ph.D in Logistics and Transport Management from the University of Port Harcourt, Masters degree in Management from the Korea Maritime and Ocean University in South Korea, an Advanced Diploma in Management from the Bayero University Kano.
He equally holds a professional certificate in Materials Management from the Institute of Logistics in the UK and a Diploma in Accounting from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.