President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the suspension of the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman.
The President also approved the setting up of an Administrative Panel of Inquiry to investigate the management of the Authority.
The approvals were based on the recommendations of the Ministry of Transportation under Mr Rotimi Amaechi.
According to Mr Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity), Bala Usman will step aside while the investigation is carried out.
He said that Mr Mohammed Koko of NPA 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.
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