First Nigerian to head the African Maritime Industry
Dakuku Adolphus Peterside is the first Nigerian to head the African Maritime Industry.
Dakuku Peterside was born on December 31, 1970 to a middle class family of Senibo Adolphus Peterside. He is a native of Biriye, Kingdom of Opobo but grew up in Azumini and Aba (both in present day Abia State), Kaduna and Port Harcourt at various times.
Adolphus Peterside attended Okrika Grammar School in 1986/87. His nicknamed “Old Garri Seller” by his secondary school mates. After his secondary education, he went to River State University of Science and Technology (RSUST), Port Harcourt and studied Medical Laboratory Sciences (Haematology and Blood Transfusion).
While in RSUST he was elected National President, National Union of Rivers State Students in January 1992. He was also editor, Kampuswatch the flagship of RSUST’s campus journalism. He also earned Masters Degree in Management and PhD from the same university.Dakuku Adol Peterside (DAP) Ph.D has a reputation as a turn around Management expert and leadership strategist. He was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as the Director General / CEO of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on the 10th of March, 2016.
By virtue of his position, Director General of NIMASA, Dakuku Adol Peterside became the first Nigerian to head the African Maritime Industry.
He is on the race to become the Flag-Bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 gubernatorial election in Rivers State.
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