The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administrative and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Patrick Ziakede Akpobolokemi has been relieved of his duties. The Special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina said in a statement that Mr. Akpobolokemi has been relieved with immediate effect.
“He is to hand over the management of NIMASA and all government property in his possession to the most senior officer in the agency who will remain in charge until a new Director-General is appointed,” the statement disclosed.
It is unclear the reason why the NIMASA DG was sacked.
Additionally, the Federal Government announced the dissolution of the governing board of all federal parastatals, agencies and institutions. Some of the affected agencies include Securities and Exchange Commission,the Nigeria Communications Commission among others.