BY GLADYS NWEKE
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and
Safety Agency [NIMASA] Dr Dakuku Peterside has charged the media
on fair and balance reportage of economic activities noting that
they play a vital role to the growth and development of the economy.
The DG who stated this at the weekend when Management of Bond FM
Lagos led by Engineer Bamidele Dada paid a courtesy call to the agency
also enjoined them to use their medium to embark on an enlightenment
campaign on the benefits accruable to the nation through a virile
‘lately we are working on the possibility of Rebranding NIMASA and
part of the findings is that very few Nigerian understand the role
we play as a regulatory agency, and so we enjoin you to use your
medium to educate Nigerians about the things we do in NIMASA. BY
the little things we do , we contribute so much to the growth of the
Maritime industry and by extension the economy of the country where
we are major players. Everyday we are looking for avenues to ensure
that more Nigerians get involved in the Maritime Industry’.
While pledging support for the Media Dr Peterside appealed to
practitioners to always engage in constructive reportage of the
Maritime sector . in his words ‘the media shapes peoples
understanding of events , lets not use the media for negative
influence on the masses , lets use the media to serve as facilitator
of economic re engineering in our country’.
Earlier in his remark the leader of the delegation , Engineer
Bamidele Dada lauded the re branding initiative of the agency in
repositioning the Maritime Industry for greater efficiency. He also
expressed willingness of Bond FM to partner the Agency on a major
enlightenment campaign on maritime activities a hub in Africa’s
It will be recalled that the DG in a new year message to stakeholder
in the industry assured of a more robust and business friendly
maritime environment in 2017.
BY GLADYS NWEKE