A file photo of President Muhammadu Buhari (L) and NPA Chief, Hadiza Bala Usman.

Buhari Suspends Hadiza Usman As NPA MD

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Managing Director of the Nigeria Ports Authority, Hadiza Usman to step aside from her role.

This disclosure contains a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, through some tweet posts on his official Twitter handle on Thursday, May 6, 2021

Her suspension comes as the Ministry of Transportation, headed by Mr Rotimi Amaechi, sets up an Administrative Panel of Inquiry to investigate the NPA management.

Mr Mohammed Bello-Koko, an Executive Director at the NPA, will replace Usman for the duration of the investigation,

a statement signed by presidential spokesman Garba Shehu on Thursday said.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has also approved the recommendation of the Ministry of Transportation under Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi for the setting up of an Administrative Panel of Inquiry to investigate the Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA,” the statement also said.

“The President has also approved that the Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman step aside

while the investigation is carried out, while Mr Mohammed Koko will act in that position.

“The Director, Maritime Services of the Ministry will head the panel,

and also the Deputy Director, Legal of the same ministry will serve as Secretary.

“Also, the Minister will appoint other members of the panel.”

By Victoria E.I

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