22 July 2015, Lagos – Barrister Calistus Nwabueze Obi has taken over as the Acting Director General/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) following the handing over by Dr. Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi as directed by the Federal Government.
Barrister Obi who until this 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 to this new responsibility.
Born on May 1, 1964 Barrister Obi who hails from Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State studied Law at the University of Nigeria Nsukka and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1991 after duly 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 is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), member of the International Bar Association (IBA), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and Administrators amongst membership of several other professional associations. Mr. Obi is married with children.