Buhari reappoints Bala Usman as NPA MD, changes Board Chairman

Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), for an additional five-year tenure.

This was announced in a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, and made available to State House Correspondents on Thursday.

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

Adesoye was the Chairman of the Board since 2015 until last year when he was replaced by Akinwunmi Ricketts.

Ricketts, from the south-south geopolitical zone of the country, now becomes an ordinary member of the Board alongside Ekenyem Nwafor-Orizu (South-East 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 (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.

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.