Even though the book is yet to be out, two Nigerian billonares and business moguls, Femi Otedola and Founder of MRS Group, Alhaji Sayyu Dantata, have endorsed a book written by the immediate past Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside.
The two notable Nigerians pre-ordered about 1,500 copies of the book (not yet released) on Management and Leadership, (Strategic Turnaround) for book lovers in organizations to study and be equipped.
This was disclosed by Damilare Ogunleye
CEO, LASIKO, the official marketing Partner of the book.
The book, which was authored by Dr. Dakuku Peterside, the immediate past Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), captured the progress made so far in the agency.
According to Otedola, he saw the content of book as a tool of transformation for organizations.
“I believe in the reforms of public sector institutions for greater efficiency and effectiveness. If our public sector institutions are functioning well like their counterparts in other parts of the globe, it will lead to improvement in quality of services rendered and will strengthen the private sector to create jobs. Job creation will address poverty and accelerate development.
“I believe that what happened in NIMASA in the past four years is a success story of institutional reform which can be replicated in other agencies of government which is why I am preordering this book so that more persons can read about it and be inspired to also reform whatever government institutions they find themselves,” he said.
On his part, Dantata, said he would share 500 copies of the book so that upcoming generation, particularly, tertiary institution students would learn how to progressively transform their business and careers.
“I want as many persons as possible to read about the success story of how one of the most important agencies of government in Nigeria was transformed under a period of four years. If NIMASA can be effectively reformed then all other agencies can be reformed. Alll we need is visionary and focused leadership which Dr Peterside gave while at NIMASA,” he said.
The book, which was published by Safari Books, “will be released at a public presentation on 28 January 2021,” the statement said.