President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Bashir Jamoh as the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency.
Jamoh replaces Dakuku Peterside who was appointed in 2016 to head the maritime agency.
Peterside’s tenure as NIMASA DG ends on March 10, 2020.
It would be recalled that Peterside has been at the centre of controversy in recent times.
In February, the agency faced probe by the House of Representatives for allegedly failing to audit its account for six years.
Earlier in December 2019, the Senate reportedly threatened to issue an arrest warrant against the former NIMASA DG over his refusal to honour an invitation of the Joint Committee on Navy, Maritime and Finance, to answer questions about the activities of a private security company and some government security agencies accused of collecting illegal fees for securing vessels at the Safe Anchorage Area. (TheCable)