Buhari removes Hadiza Usman as Nigeria Ports MD

Hadiza Usman

President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly removed Hadiza Usman as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

Buhari has also instructed Mohammed Bello-Koko, the Executive Director, Finance and Administration, to assume the position.

Bello-Koko was born on March 25, 1969 and is a native of Koko-Besse Local Government Area of Kebbi State.

The development has been linked to the alleged face-off between Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, and Kaduna Governor, Nasir El-Rufai.

The two stalwarts of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are at loggerheads over the 2023 presidency.

A source close to the government said he was not surprised that the Usman’s removal was linked to the Amaechi – El-Rufai feud.

Usman was one of the co-conveners of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), the campaign launched after hundreds of schoolgirls were kidnapped in Chibok in Borno State.

El-Rufai appointed the embattled NPA boss in 2015 as his Chief of Staff. In July 2016, Buhari appointed her as NPA MD, after her nomination by the governor.

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