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Buhari appoints new MD of Nigeria Ports Authority

By Ugbede Usman

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Hadiza Usman has been re-appointed as the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) for another five years.

According to a statement titled ‘President Buhari re-appoints Hadiza Bala Usman as NPA MD, approves board members for NPA, TCN’ as disclosed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, President Muhammed Buhari, who made the appointment on Thurday also rearranged the boards of the agency as well as Transmission Company of Nigeria.


The statement revealed that the selection of a new Managing Director of the TCN would be championed by the new board members of the agency.

“President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority for an additional five-year tenure.

“Also approved is the reconstitution of the Non-Executive Board of the NPA, with Mr Emmanuel Olajide Adesoye (from South-west zone) as Chairman.

“Other members of the board are Ekenyem Nwafor-Orizu (South-East zone), Akinwunmi Ricketts (South-South zone), Ghazali Mohammed Mijinyawa (North-East zone), Mustapha Amin Dutse (North-West zone), and Abdulwahab Adesina (North-Central zone).


“The President has equally approved board members for the Transmission Company of Nigeria who will oversee the selection of a new Managing Director for the organisation.

“They are Muhammad K. Ahmad, OON, (Chairman), Chief Henry Okolo, Imamudden Talba, Ambassador Usman Sarki, Ali Haruna, Engr. Simeone Atakulu, Zubaida Mahey Rasheed, Dr Mustapha Abiodun Akinkunmi, Engr. Oladele Amoda, and Dr Nkiru Balonwu,” the statement reads.


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