- President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) managing director, Hadiza Bala Usman
- On the part of many Nigerians who have weighed into the matter, they believe Hadiza Bala Usman has been sacked, but not suspended for falling out with the powers-that-be
Mallam Garba Shehu, a senior special assistant to President Buhari on media and publicity issued a Statement to this effect.
Garba Shehu also informed that Mr Mohammed Koko has replaced the suspended Hadiza Bala Usman.
The full Press Statement issued last night by Garba Shehu reads below:
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.