By Kenneth Jukpor
The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Ms. Hadiza Bala-Usman has been suspended as President Muhammadu Buhari approved a panel of Inquiry on NPA management.
According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu, the President acted on a recommendation of the Ministry of Transportation under Hon. Rotimi Amaechi for the setting up an Administrative Panel of Inquiry to investigate the management of the NPA.
However, the details of the Inquiry wasn’t revealed by Garba Shehu while the Authority is yet to release a public statement on the issue.
Buhari 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.
Until this development, Mohammed Koko had been the Executive Director, Finance and Administration at the Authority.
The panel is to be headed by the Director, Maritime Services of the Ministry and the Deputy Director, Legal of the same ministry will serve as Secretary.
Other members of the panel will be appointed by the Minister of Transportation, Amaechi.