President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appointed Dakuku Peterside as the Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
A statement by Yetunde Sonaike, the director of Public Relations at the Ministry of Transportation in Abuja said the appointment was with immediate effect.
Mr. Peterside was the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the April 11, 2015 governorship election in Rivers State.
According to the statement, Mr. Peterside has a doctorate degree in Management Science from the University of Port Harcourt and MBA in Business Administration.
He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences (B.MLS) in Hematology from Rivers State University of Science and Technology.