Buhari appoints Hadiza Bala Usman as NPA Boss

Hadiza Bal Usman, new NPA Managing Director

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman, the founder of the Bring Back Our Girls Group as Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). Her appointment is effective July 11, 2016, according to a federal government tweet at handle @AsoRock.

The President also appointed three persons as Executive Directors at the NPA. They are: Mohammed Bello-Koko (Finance), Professor Idris Abubakar (Engineering) and Dr. Sekonte Davies (Marine Operations).

Hadiza, 40, takes over from Alhaji Habib Abdullahi, who was removed following the recommendations of Transport Minister, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi.

Until her appointment, Hadiza was serving as the Chief of Staff to the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai and is a card-carrying member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

She is married to Dr. Tanimu Yakubu, the once very influential former Chief Economic Adviser to the deceased President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua.


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