President Buhari Appoints Hadiza Bala-Usman As MD Of Nigerian Ports Authority
The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has on Tuesday approved the appointment of Hadiza Bala-Usman as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
Ms. Bala-Usman takes over from Habib Abdullahi, who was reappointed to the position in August 2015, after he was earlier removed from the post in April of the same year.
Read excerpt of press release below:
12 July 2016 | MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT PRESS RELEASE
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT APPOINTS MS. HADIZA BALA USMAN AS MANAGING DIRECTOR OF NIGERIAN PORTS AUTHORITY (NPA)
Mr. President has appointed Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman as the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
Also appointed are:
Mohammed Bello-Koko Executive Director (Finance)
Prof. Idris Abubakar Executive Director (Engineering)
Dr. Sekonte Davies Executive Director (Marine Operations)
These appointments took effect from Monday 11th July 2016.
The Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman was born on 2nd January, 1976 in Zaria, Kaduna State.
She holds a B.Sc. Degree in Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria and a Post Graduate in Development Studies from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom in 2009.
She started her Career with Centre for Democratic Development and Research Training (CEDDERT) Zaria, a Non-Governmental Organization in June 2000 as a Research Assistant.
She worked at the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) from July 2000 – August 2004 as an Enterprise Officer.
She was hired by the UNDP for the Federal capital Territory Administration (FCTA) from October 2004 to January 2008 as a Special Assistant to the Minister on Project Implementation. She worked as Director of Strategy of Good Governance Group, a Non-Governmental Organisation from 2011 to July 2015.
From July 2015, Ms Hadiza Bala Usman was appointed as Chief of Staff to the Governor of Kaduna State, a position she held until her present appointment.
Yetunde Sonaike (Mrs.)
For: Hon. Minister
July 12, 2016