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  • * Events To Hold On Thursday, March 25
  • As Scramble For New Book 'Strategic Turnaround - The Story Of A Government Agency' Begins

By Celestine Okafor (Editor-in-Chief)@CeleOkaf11

The much-awaited launch of the book “Strategic Turnaround” written by the immediate-past Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Hon. (Dr.) Dakuku Peterside and a Public Lecture to mark his 50th birthday anniversary earlier scheduled for Thursday, January 28, 2021, at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja, would now hold on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at the same venue.

A statement on Thursday by the Organizing Committee of the Dakuku @ 50 Birthday and Book Launch, said that the decision for the event postponement was reached after extensive consultations with relevant stakeholders. It also said it is part of measures to curtail the rising cases of the new wave of infections of the Covid 19 pandemic as the list of confirmed attendees was already in excess of the officially approved number or limit of guests as dictated by protocols put in place by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on Covid-19.

The Pubic Lecture organized by the Development and Leadership Institute (DLI) Business Day and LEADERSHIP newspapers is titled “Security and Economic Growth: Leadership in Challenging Times” and would be delivered by Professor Umaru Zulum, Governor of Borno State. "The Joint Organizing Committee has been closely monitoring the outlook of the Nation’s Covid-19 trajectory, and how it would likely impact on the event. It has therefore become evident that this event would not hold as earlier scheduled and the inconveniences are highly regretted.

"Given the number of confirmations of participation received and the sheer interest generated in this book, this postponement has been a truly difficult decision to make. Nonetheless, we recognize that it is the most responsible option at such a time. We sincerely apologize to all those who have already made travel plans.

"We wish to thank everyone who has supported us right from the start especially those who have already pre-ordered copies. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcoming you to the event on Thursday, March 25", the statement said.

‘Strategic Turnaround, the story of a Government Agency’, chronicles the transformation of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) under the watch of Dr. Peterside who was its Director-General from 2016 to 2020". NNL.