– Ms. Hadiza Bala-Usman was accused of disregarding President Muhammadu Buhari.
– The allegation was made by a leading civil society organization, the Center for Public Trust.
– Bala-Usman was recently suspended as managing director of the Nigerian Port Authority of Buhari
The civil society organization Center for Public Trust (CPT) has accused the suspended managing director of the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala – in disregard of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The CPT wondered why the head of a government agency would decide to make derogatory and contemptuous remarks to the President using the media.
Part of the statement read:
“We have seen the documentary evidence suggesting that the President’s instructions have been manifestly disregarded under their surveillance. As supporters of democracy, we consider them to be very rude and insulting.
“In a system of government of the president, it is in the power of the commander-in-chief to hire and fire employees. How he does this is entirely up to him. Every other government official works for and is accountable to Mr. President.
“To the best of our knowledge, President Buhari can examine any government agency if suspicions similar to those against the former NPA boss arise.
“Instead of going to the media to object to the method used by the President, Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman should present herself to the Committee of Inquiry to present her own side of the story.”
According to the group, several controversies have followed Ms. Hadiza Bala-Usman’s tenure as head of the NPA.
It was said:
“For example, the revelation that she allegedly canceled several presidential approvals is quite disturbing.
“Such weighty allegations need to be investigated, and if found guilty, they should be exposed to the full arm of the law.”
Die Die Group urged those appointed to the Judiciary Inquiry Body set up by Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi to do a good job ensuring that everyone involved has a right to a fair hearing.
The CPT also proposed adding a representative from civil society organizations to the panel to ensure objectivity and neutrality are maintained.
Recall that three months ago buhari were announced Bala-Usman again for a second term of four years as head of the NPA.
The president also approved the restoration of the board of directors of the organization with Emmanuel Olajide Adesoye as chairman. < / p>