President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that a panel of inquiry be setup to investigate Mrs. Hadiza Bala Usman, the MD of the Nigerian ports Authority.
Bala-Usman was suspended on Thursday based on a recommendation by the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi. Below is a statement sent to POLITICS NIGERIA signed by Presidential Spokesman, Garba Shehu;
“President Muhammadu Buhari has 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 President has also approved that the Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman step aside while the investigation is carried out. Mr Mohammed Koko will act in that position.”
“The panel is to be headed by the Director, Maritime Services of the Ministry while the Deputy Director, Legal of the same ministry will serve as Secretary. Other members of the panel will be appointed by the Minister.”