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President suspends NPA chief executive

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the suspension of Hadiza Bala Usman as the managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
In a statement, presidential spokesman Garba Shehu, said the suspension followed a recommendation by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. An administrative panel of inquiry has been raised to investigate the management of the NPA.
Buhari also approved the appointment of Mohammed Koko to take over while “the investigation is carried out”.
The panel is headed by the director of maritime services in the ministry while the deputy director of legal in the same ministry will serve as secretary.
Other members are to be appointed by the minister.
Bala Usman was appointed as the NPA MD in July 2016. In January her five-year tenure was renewed.

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