Ex-NIMASA DG, Ferdinand Agu is Dead

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By DAPO OLAWUNI

Mr. Ferdinand Agu, former Director General of the defunct National Maritime Authority (NMA), which is now the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), is dead.

Mr Agu reportedly died on Friday Morning after suffering a heart attack in Abuja.

The ex-NIMASA boss’s last maritime industry appearance was on 9th of May 2024 at the first stakeholders interactive session held by the current DG of NIMASA, Dr Dayo Mobereola in Lagos.

His remains have since been taken to the mortuary.

Ferdinand Agu, a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR), had his background in Architecture.

Agu served four years as DG of the defunct NMA from year 2000 and later got a reappointment which terminated in 2005 during the tenure of Abiye Sekibo as Transport Minister.

He was later appointed as Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan, a position he held between 2011 and 2015.

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