British don hails Dakuku Peterside’s book on strategic management in maritime sector




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ABUJA – A British don, Professor Chris Bellamy, has commended a book on strategic management in the maritime sector written by Dr. Dakuku Peterside, immediate past Director- NIMASA.

Bellamy, according to a statement made available to Sundiata Post, said the book, Strategic Turnaround is a definitive case successful high-level change management and essential insight into the maritime sector an emerging maritime power”. He further posits “Dr Dakuku Adol Peterside’s book,Strategic Turnaround, showcases the radical reform the Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), and the entire maritime sector in by its leaders and key stakeholders”. 

The story of how strategic change was initiated, instigated,and successfully managed in the maritime sector in has far-ranging relevance within the horn of and beyond. This story is briefly and eloquently told inStrategic Turnaround.

is the most populous country in and the seventh most populous in the world with 206 million people in late 2019. Its maritime sector is highly significant: has ’s largest economy and the 24th in the world, with a GDP estimated by the IMF at about $500 billion. Sometimes called the ‘Giant of ’ because of its large and economy, it is one of the MINT countries named in 2011  – Mexico, Indonesia, , and Turkey – having great potential and offering potential great returns on investment in the next decade. 

Nigeria’s maritime sector is of great importance, only for indigenous transport but potentially globally. Oil is one of the critical cargoes. “Nigeria hopes to compete with the Philippines in provision of seafarers. However, it also faces challenges. It lies on the , which in 2013 surpassed Somali-based piracy in the western Ocean as the world hot-spot for piracy and armed robbery at sea” argues Professor Bellamy. 

Professor Bellamy, who had the opportunity to preview the yet-to-be-released book, has praises for the story style writing of serious leadership, management, and maritime concepts.

He praised the book for its straightforward narrative that makes it easy for every scholar to understand how Dakuku’s leadership team applied leadership and management principles to change the maritime industry in Nigeria.

Dr. Chris Bellamy is Professor Emeritus of Maritime Security at the University of Greenwich United Kingdom, a former Professor of Military Science and doctrine at Cranfield University, and Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Maritime Crime and Security.