THE Niger Delta Youths Peace Initiative Movement, a political pressure group, has commended the Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Mr. Ziakede Akpoboloukemi, for transformating and sanitising the waterways.
The commendation was contained in a statement signed by Comrade Ebikabowei Edon, President and Comrade Etite Akpoebi Donald, Publicity Secretary of the group respectively.
According to the group, “We commend the NIMASA boss for his transformation policy and for sanitising the waterways. Since his coming into office, sea piracy has been reduced to the barest minimum, our water ways are now safe for marine operation.
”He has also embarked on human capital developmental projects which have seen many youths being sponsored abroad for competency training. His administration has also given out scholarship to would-be seafarers so that the industry will not lack manpower.
”Akpoboloukemi has set a pace since coming on board and he deserves commendation. We hereby urge him to do more, because he has started well. We are solidly behind him and urge all to support him.”
The youths also commend President Goodluck Jonathan for deeming it fit to appoint him as the Director-General, saying, “His appointment is a round peg in a round hole.”