Jonathan sacks NPA MD

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April 30, 2015 7:37 AM / Punch

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday sacked Mallam Habib Abdullahi as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority.

He has also named Alhaji Sanusi Bayero as his replacement.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President said Bayero’s appointment would take effect from Thursday (today).

No reason was given for Abdullahi’s sack.

The statement partly read, “President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the appointment of Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority.

“Alhaji Sanusi, a lawyer, from Kano State takes over from Mallam Habib Abdullahi who has been relieved of his appointment as Managing Director of the NPA.

“The appointment of the new NPA Managing Director takes effect from Thursday, April 30, 2015 (tomorrow).

“President Jonathan thanks the outgoing Managing Director for his services and wishes well in his future endeavours.”

It will be recalled that Jonathan had on Monday relieved the Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Dr. Femi Thomas, of his appointment with immediate effect and approved the appointment of Mr. Olufemi Akingbade as his replacement.

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