By Dipo Olowookere
On Friday, April 21, 2017, Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr Dakuku Peterside, was elected the new Chairman and President of the Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA).
Since April 19, 2017, maritime administrators from 32 countries had been in Abuja for the third edition of AAMA conference.
Today, the event came to a close and the NIMASA boss was elected President of the association, still having its secretariat in South Africa.
Mr Peterside is taking over from Mr Sobantu Tilayi, who is presently the Acting Chief Executive Officer of the South African Maritime Administration.
With the election of the NIMASA boss, the chances of Nigeria getting into Category C of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council, is now high.
Meanwhile, the next edition of the conference is scheduled to take place in Egypt in 2018.
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