The Federal Government has set up a panel to probe the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), under the just suspended MD Hadiza Bala Usman.
This was announced by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in a Press Statement made available to CRIMECHANNELS, Thursday evening.
The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the recommendation of the Ministry of Transportation under Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi for the setting up of an Administrative Panel of Inquiry to investigate the Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority.
“The President has also approved that the Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman, step aside while the investigation is carried out. Mr Mohammed Koko will act in that position.
“The panel is to be headed by the Director, Maritime Services of the Ministry while the Deputy Director, Legal of the same ministry will serve as Secretary. Other members of the panel will be appointed by the Minister.”