Hadiza Usman Reappointed MD Of NPA

Yemisi Izuora

President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed Hadiza Bala Usman as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) for another five-year term.

Usman, a former chief of staff to Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, was first appointed as NPA MD in 2016.

Buhari’s senior media adviser, Femi Adviser, announced Usman’s reappointment in a statement on Thursday.

Adesina said the president also appointed Mr Emmanuel Olajide Adesoye from South-west zone as chairman of the reconstituted non-executive board of the NPA.

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 statement said Buhari also 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.

Others members include representatives of the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Ministry of Power, Bureau for Public Enterprise, FGN Power Company Limited, and Executive Management of the TCN.

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