The Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has commended the Nigerian Senate over the successful screening of the immediate past Transport Minister, Rt Hon Chibuike Amaechi.
Dr. Peterside, while responding to questions at the Port Harcourt International Airport, said the screening of Amaechi is in recognition of his hard work, commitment, and doggedness to the success of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to him, Rt Hon Amaechi proved his mettle as an “administrator of men, materials, and resources during his tenure as transport minister,” adding that his re-nomination by the president is a vote of confidence and honour.
He specifically mentioned the former minister’s achievements in the railway, maritime reforms and port sectors of the economy.
“Under Amaechi’s watch, Nigeria witnessed tremendous leaps in the reforms carried out in NIMASA, NPA, other maritime agencies and railway sectors, which have produced outstanding results to the benefit of Nigerians. He is a reform-minded and visionary leader who approaches his work with the highest degree of passion and commitment.
“Rt Hon Amaechi will always bring his wealth of experience to bear and create indelible marks in every national assignment as he has done in all the offices he has held,” he stressed.
The NIMASA boss stated further that the Senate in screening the former minister without much ado deepened the National Assembly’s nod for performing public servants.
“I must commend the Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan and his distinguished colleagues for their maturity, composure, and diligence in seeing to the successful screening of Amaechi.
“The Senate has once again risen to the hopes and aspirations of Nigerians, who desire performance in office and Rt Hon Chibuike Amaechi typifies performance and resourcefulness in office,” he stressed.
Peterside was full of respect and commendation to President Buhari for nominating Amaechi again for a ministerial position, pointing out that the nation’s number one citizen has honoured Rivers people and indeed, the Niger Delta.