Dakuku mourns Biu, says maritime industry lost a titan




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LAGOS – Seasoned administrator and maritime technocrat, Dr. Dakuku Peterside the demise of immediate past Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Shippers Council, Capt Adamu Biu is a huge loss the maritime industry.

Peterside, who is also the immediate past Director of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) praised the deceased’s contributions the maritime sector.

According him, “the maritime industry has lost a titan, a thorough breed and a compass who understood the maritime industry with insights.

“He was a mentor many young professionals and always ready to share knowledge and assist younger ones. He is blessed with deep knowledge and disarming humility.”

The former NIMASA boss noted that throughout the tenure of late Biu at the Nigeria Shippers Council which spanned eight years (2004-2012), he brought about innovations and policies that helped shape the industry.

“During my tenure as the DG of NIMASA, found his insights and advices invaluable. He was always available tap from his reservoir of knowledge and offer admonitions where necessary.

“Nigeria has lost a great son, who contributed immensely to the growth and development of the maritime sector. The he has created will be difficult to feel for a long time.

“My condolences to the Government and people of Bornu State for losing an illustrious son, who shone brightly and remained dignified throughout his lifetime. He was indeed a role model,” he stated.