By Marlikberry,

The launch of the book by the former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, and a public lecture to mark his 50th birthday earlier scheduled for January 28, 2021 have been postponed.

The event scheduled to hold at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja would now hold on March 25, 2021.

The book: ‘Strategic Turnaround, the story of a Government Agency’ chronicles the transformation of NIMASA under the watch of Peterside from 2016 to 2020.

A statement signed by the organising committee of the book launch, said the postponement, which was reached after extensive consultations with relevant stakeholders, is part of measures to curtail the rising cases of the new wave of infections of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The statement added the postponement became necessary because the list of confirmed attendees was already in excess of the allowable limit dictated by the protocols put in place by the Presidential Task Force (PTF).