– A vote of confidence has been passed on Mohammed Bello-Koko, the acting MD of the NPA
– The endorsement of Koko was organised and facilitated by the Forum of Civil Society Organisations in Nigeria
– Koko was the executive director, finance, and administration before his elevation
The Forum of Civil Society Organisations in Nigeria has passed a vote of confidence on the acting managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Mohammed Bello Koko.
The group also called for the confirmation of Koko as the new managing director of the NPA by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Part of the communique signed by the convener of the forum, Comrade Friday Maduka read:
“MohammedBello-Koko from Koko-Besse local government area of Kebbi state is essentially and basically a square peg in a square hole.
“Since destiny beckoned on the multi-talented management consultant, seasoned banker, credit analyst, business administrator, and public policy analyst to assume the mantle of leadership of the NPA, Nigerians have been fascinated with his well-sequenced moves.
“He has succeeded in mainstreaming the entirety of the leadership of the NPA in decision-making and policy-formulation machinery of governance.
“Every hardworking staff who is in tandem with the policy direction of the NPA in consonance with crafted governance templates is his friend and favourite and everyone who detracts from the integral governance system that is the NPA is frowned upon.
“This scenario best speaks volumes of the amazing leadership philosophy and large-heartedness of the man of history fondly referred to as Mohammed Koko.
“By his unwavering commitment to the raison d’être of the NPA, he has positively impacted the entirety of the NPA leadership spectrum and is willy nilly taking the NPA into the limelight.”
Recall that Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation, on Monday, May 10, inaugurated an 11-member panel of inquiry to probe the leadership of Hadiza Bala-Usman, the recently suspended managing director of the NPA.
The 11-man panel is headed by Suleiman Auwal, the director of maritime services in the ministry of transportation whose team is expected to thoroughly look into the administrative policies and strategies employed by Bala-Usman with a view to ascertaining compliance with extant laws from 2016.
Meanwhile, the Centre for Public Trust (CPT) has accused Bala-Usman of disrespecting President Muhammadu Buhari.
The CPT accused the suspended NPA boss of making disparaging and disdainful remarks directed at the president using the media.