The Federal Government has sacked the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mallam Habib Abdullahi, replacing him with Hadiza Bala Usman. The appointment takes effect from Monday 11th July 2016.
Also appointed with the new Managing Director are three new Executive Directors to assist her steer the reins of the agency. They are Mohammed Bello-Koko, Executive Director (Finance);
Professor Idris Abubakar, Executive Director (Engineering) and Dr Sekonte Davies, Executive Director (Marine Operations)
According to a statement signed by the Director of Press for the Federal Ministry of Transport, Yetunde Sonaike, “the new Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman was born on January 2, 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.