Mr. Calistus Obi has taken over as the acting Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency following the handing over of the reins of the organisation to him by the immediate past DG, Dr. Ziakede Akpobolokemi, as directed by the Federal Government.
Obi, who until his appointment, was the Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services in the agency, brings over two decades’ experience in the public sector, law practice and the maritime industry into his new responsibility, according to a statement on Tuesday by the Deputy Director/Head Public Relations, NIMASA, Mr. Isichei Osamgbi.
Born on May 1, 1964, Obi, who hails from Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, studied Law at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and was called to the bar in 1991 after completing the mandatory studies at the Law School. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
The acting DG, according to the statement, is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and International Bar Association, and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria, among other professional associations.