February 28, 2021

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COVID-19: Dakuku’ 50th Birthday, Book Launch Postponed

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Edith CHUKU
The launching of a book, “Strategic Turnaround” authored by the former Managing Director of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside to mark his 50th birthday earlier scheduled to hold Thursday, January 28, 2021 has been postponed due to the second wave of the COVID-19.
The book launch/birthday event celebration which was billed to hold at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, would now hold on Thursday March 25, 2021 at the same venue.

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According to a release made available to TNN by the organizing committee, “The postponement, was reached after extensive consultations with relevant stakeholders, which aimed at joining Federal and States Governments’ measures to curtail rising cases of the second wave of infections of the COVID-19 virus as the list of confirmed attendees was already in excess of the allowable limit dictated by the protocols put in place by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19.
“The Pubic Lecture, organized by the Development and Leadership Institute (DLI), BusinessDay and Leadership newspapers, with title, “Security and Economic Growth: Leadership in Challenging Times”, would be delivered by Professor Umaru Zulum, Governor of Borno State.

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“To reach the decision for the shift, the Joint Organizing Committee had closely monitored the outlook of the nation’s Covid-19 trajectory. It was after such a careful study and the likely impact on the event, that it decided that a postponement was the best in the circumstance.
“Given the confirmed number of participants and the sheer interest generated in this book, this postponement was a truly difficult decision to make. Nonetheless, we recognize that it is the most responsible option at such a time. We sincerely apologize to all those who have already made travel plans.

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“We wish to thank everyone who has supported us right from the start, especially those who have already pre-ordered copies. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcoming you at the event on Thursday March 25.”

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