(TRADE NEWSWIRE): (A person that is loved by many people is always seen as a faultless personality) Yoruba language (Eni aye n fe ki I ni abuku kankan ni ara), TRADE NEWSWIRE reports.
(Bibi ire ko se fi owo ra) English language (To be a well-behaved person cannot be bought with money).
(If you compare one child with another, you will beat one to death) Yoruba language (Bi a ba fi omo we omo, a lu’kan pa), as said by our highly revered Yoruba elders.
A beloved son of Rivers State and Director-General, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, clocks 47 years on 31st December, 2017, increasing revenue into the coffers of the Nigerian government through prudent management of resources at his disposal at the same time engendering development in the nation’s maritime sector and Africa by extension.
The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, had during the year briefed the State House media team about the performance of some government agencies after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, as she disclosed that NIMASA remitted N4.95bn in 2015 to the nation’s purse while the same agency remitted a whooping N24bn in 2016, representing a 400% increase in revenue generated to that of 2015.
The astronomic 400% increase in the revenue generated by Peterside-led Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) into the Federal Government purse in 2016 compared to the amount generated in 2015, making Riverians to start imagining the drastic increase in revenue that would have accrued to the state treasury had he been voted the Governor of River State in 2015 considering the professional way he is managing NIMASA.
There is no gainsaying the fact that Nigerians are not ready to let go Peterside for any reason at the moment considering the tremendous value he is adding to the nation’s economy with respect to increased revenue generation into the government coffers, but I think it is only ‘fair’ to allow his indigenous state of Rivers to also benefit from his resource management expertise and wealth of knowledge haven benefited the Federal Government greatly. it is time for Rivers State to also enjoy their son too.
It should be noted that the value embedded in Peterside was acknowledged in the entire African continent immediately he started managing NIMASA, just as it was recognized by the Federal Government, a development that led to his appointment as the NIMASA DG.
However, Peterside was unanimously elected to lead the Association of African Maritime Administration (AAMA) in 2017, a maritime continental body, as the Chairman at the 3rd conference of the Association of African Maritime Heads) in Abuja where he took over from Mr. Sobantu Tilayi, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of South African Maritime and Safety Agency (SAMSA) who held sway since 2013.
AAMA was formed following the signing of the African Transport and Maritime Charter in 2012 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to bring together all players in the African maritime sector. The Association is an umbrella body of five African Maritime Stakeholders’ groups namely: Association of Maritime Administrations of Africa, Africa’s Ship Registry Forum, African Ship Owners Association as well as Africa Shippers’ Council and Seafarers’ Forum with the aim of promoting the development of Africa’s maritime regulatory and maritime environment.
In view of this, from his present position NIMASA DG to AAMA Chairman, and managing the two positions effectively and efficiently, Riverians are urged to make best use of Peterside and quickly engage your son to utilize his knowledge to advance the course of Rivers State before he will be given higher responsibilities at the international level i.e moving beyond African continent, considering the fact he is a golden fish, that has no hidden place in the ocean.
RIVERS PEOPLE GREETS PETERSIDE ON HIS 47TH BIRTHDAY
As Peterside clocks 47 years on earth, the Abua language spoken people of Degema and Ahoada Local Government Areas; Baan language spoken people of Gokana, Tai, and Eleme LGAs; Defaka people of Bonny LGA; Degema and Ogbronuagum people of Degema LGA; Ekpeye people of Ahoada LGA; Eleme people of Otelga LGA; Engenni people Ahoada LGA; Gokana people of Gokana, Tai, and Eleme LGA’s; Ibani people of Bonny and Degema LGA’s; Igbo people of Ikwerre, Bonny, and Ahoada LGA’s.
Also Ikwere people of Ikwerre, Port Harcourt, and Obio/Akpor LGA’s; Kalabari people of Degema, Bonny, and Asari Toru LGA’s; Khana people of Khana, Gokana, and Iyigbo LGA’s; Kirike people of Okrika, Opobo/Nkoro, Bonny, and Degema LGA’s; Mini people of Brass LGA; Nkoroo and Obolo people of Bonny LGA; Obulom people of Okrika LGA, Abuloma town.
Odual people of Ahoada LGA; Ogbah people of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni LGA, northern Niger Delta; Ogbogolo people of Ahoada LGA, 1 town; Ukwuani-Aboh-Ndoni people of Ahoada LGA wish Dr. Dakuku Peterside Happy Birthday crowned with good health, peace and prosperity, just as the NIMASA DG assured is beloved people of Rivers State of the best and nothing short of the best, saying Riverians are the best people on the surface of the earth. What a great compliment! Don’t let me say i am jealous, only imagining the weight of love that exists between Rivers people and their son/ pride- Dr. Peterrside.
PROFILE OF DR. DAKUKU PETERSIDE
Dr. Peterside holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree in Management Sciences (Organisational Behaviour) from the University of Port Harcourt with an MBA in Business Administration and Bachelor Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences (B.MLS) in Haematology both from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology.
He has also attended high level management trainings at prestigious institutions including the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, Kellog School of Management Chicago, J. Mark Robinson College of Business Atlanta-Georgia all in in the United States as well as the Galilee College in Israel amongst others.
Dr. Dakuku Peterside was at various times the Chairman, Opobo-Nkoro Local Government Area of Rivers State, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Rivers State on Works, Executive Director of Development and Leadership Institute (DLI) and Commissioner of Works in Rivers State.
In 2011, Dr. Dakuku Peterside was elected to represent Andoni/Opobo-Nkoro Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives where he chaired the House of Representatives Committee on the Petroleum Resources (Downstream). He was the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Rivers State in the April 2015 general elections.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria (IMCN) and also holds membership of the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) as well as Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN).
Dr Dakuku Peterside was appointed Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency by President Muhammadu Buhari on March 10, 2016. He was also elected as the Chairman of the Association of African Maritime Administration (AAMA) in 2017.
Born on December 31, 1970, Peterside is a native of Opobo Kingdom from Opobo-Nkoro Local Government Area of Rivers State. He is married to Elima Peterside, a Lawyer and they have three children.
(Labalaba ti o ba digbo legun, aso re a faya ni) English meaning (Any butterfly that hit thorns, will surely have its wing veins tore).
Our highly revered Yoruba elders say that: (Bi egungun ba pe igba, ologbojo ni baba won) English meaning (If masquerades are two hundred in number, ologbojo is their head).
(Gunnugun ki I ku ni ewe) English meaning (Vulture does not die young) – May you live long.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10
“Do not fear them, for the Lord your God is the one fighting for you.” Deut. 3:22
“Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.” Luke 10:19
“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Cor. 10:3-5
“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; and every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord.” Is. 54:17
Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.Proverbs 16:31
Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Proverbs 3:16
MUSIC OF J MARTINS- COOL TEMPER (STAND UP ON YOUR FEET AND SAY NO TO YOUR DEFEAT)
HAPPY 47TH BIRTHDAY TO YOU SIR, WISHING YOU LONG LIFE AND PROSPERITY. RIVERS PEOPLE ALSO EXTEND THEIR GREETINGS TO YOU.
NIGERIA SHALL BE GREAT
May God Guide Our Leaders Right
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