President Buhari Re-appoints Hadiza Usman As MD NPA

Managing Director of the NPA Ms Hadiza Bala Usman (left) with President Buhari


Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). The reappointment would see Usman head the port authority for another term of five-year tenure.

The Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, while breaking the news further give details that the President also approved the reconstitution of the Non-Executive Board of the NPA. According to the statement, Mr Emmanuel Olajide Adesoye (from South-west zone) has been appointed as Chairman to replace Chief Akinwumi Ricketts.

Other members of the Board are, “Prince 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 (TCN), who will oversee the selection of a new Managing Director for the organization.

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. Other members of the TCN Board include “Representatives of Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Ministry of Power, Bureau for Public Enterprise, FGN Power Company Limited, and Executive Management of TCN.”

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