NEWS UPDATE: President Buhari Re-appoints Hadiza Usman As NPA MD, Sacks Akin Ricketts After 10Months

Buhari Cuts Short 4 Year Tenure Of Cross River Born NPA Chairman, Akin Ricketts, Removes Him From Office

Just about 10 months after he was appointed as Board Chairman of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), President Mohammadu Buhari has relieved him of the appointment, making him a board member, representing the South South zone.

The President however, re-appointed Hadiza Usman as Managing Director of the NPA for another five years.

He also reconstituted the boards of the agency and that of the Transmission Company of Nigeria.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed these in a statement titled “President Buhari re-appoints Hadiza Bala Usman as NPA MD, approves board members for NPA, TCN.”

According to the statement, members of the new TCN board will oversee the selection of a new Managing Director for the organisation.
It read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority for an additional five-year tenure.

“Also approved is the reconstitution of the Non-Executive Board of the NPA, with Mr Emmanuel Olajide Adesoye (from South-west zone) as Chairman.

“Other members of the board are 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 President has equally approved board members for the Transmission Company of Nigeria who will oversee the selection of a new Managing Director for the organisation.
“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.

Other members of the TCN Board are Representatives of Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Ministry of Power, Bureau for Public Enterprise, FGN Power Company Limited, and Executive Management of TCN.

Wisdom Bassey

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