- The federal government appointed Hadiza Bala-Usman was released from her duties after a suspension
- Until she was released, Bala-Usman was the one Head of the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA), who was reappointed in January for a further five-year term
- An affidavit filed with the Federal Court of Justice in Lago confirmed the termination of the appointment of Bala-Usman by the President
Lagos State – After months of speculation, the termination of Hadiza Bala-Usman’s appointment as managing director of the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) has been confirmed.
The Punch reports that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari made this revelation on Monday July 12th in an affidavit filed with Judge Tujjani Ringim of the Federal Court of Justice, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Dies f Followed a lawsuit brought against him by Asu Beks, the chief executive, officer of Maritime Media Limited and two others challenge the Nigerian leader’s powers to form the NPA board of directors and executive directors without recourse to NPA law
The affidavit was signed by Agan Tabitha of the Civil Disputes Division of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Abuja, on behalf of the president’s attorney, Nigerian Tribune added.
Plaintiffs also alleged that Buhari was reappointing Bala-Usman six months prior to the end of their term.
While they argued that The plaintiffs lack legal standing, Buhari urged the court to dismiss the claim.
He went on to say that the Federal Court of Justice did not have jurisdiction to deal with the matter.
Amaechi finally falls e Judgment on Bala Usman
Earlier, Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi explained why the former managing director of the NPA was suspended.
Amaechi noted that Bala Usman was asked to step aside to properly investigate the NPA’s activities.
Usman has reportedly been suspended for various violations, including failing to transfer surpluses to the consolidated revenue fund.
House of Reps calls Amaechi, NPA over N166 billion controversy
In the meantime, the House of Representatives has the Minister of Transport and management Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA).
According to the report, the NPA minister and officials are expected to provide details of the agency’s revenue as of December 31, 2016, amounting to 166,685 .929.000 N.
The legislator declares Also announced that the funds were not properly recorded in the agency’s bank statement.