NIMASA accounts: Again, Dakuku fails to appear before Reps committee

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NIMASA Director-General, Dakuku Peterside. PHOTO: NIMASANIMASA-dakuku-peterside


The House of Representatives has placed the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on full status enquiry over failure to present its audited accounts from 2015 to 2018 to the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation.

This is coming after the Director General of the agency, failed to honour the invitation of the committee for the third time.

The committee had last week summoned the Minister of State for Transport, Gbemisola Saraki, and the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Transportation to explain the continued shunning of its summons to the Director-General of NIMASA, Dakuku Peterside.

Peterside, however, failed to appear before the committee on Tuesday.

The Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services, Gambo Ahmed, told the committee that the DG was out of Nigeria on an international assignment. The committee, however, rejected the excuse for his absence.

Saraki, who appeared before the committee, gave reasons why NIMASA failed to provide its audited accounts, which the committee insisted was not acceptable.

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