Panel inaugurated to investigate suspended NPA MD, Usman

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Panel inaugurated to investigate suspended NPA MD, Usman

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has inaugurated a committee to investigate the alleged shortfall in operating surpluses by the Nigerian Ports Authority under the leadership of the suspended Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Hadiza Bala Usman.

Chairman of the committee is Mr Auwalu Suleiman, Director Maritime Services, and Co-Chaired by Mr Ben Omogo, Director, Organisation Design and Development.

Amaechi while inaugurating the panel of enquiry, tasked the members to be honest and thorough in their investigation.

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The committee was charged to: “Examine and investigate the administrative policies and strategies adopted by the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority and confirm compliance with extant laws and rules from 2016 — date.

“Examine and investigate issues leading to the termination of pilotage and other contracts of Nigerian Ports Authority and confirm compliance with the terms of the respective contracts, court rulings and Presidential directives.

“Examine and investigate compliance with the communication channel as obtained in the Public Service.

“Examine and investigate the procurement of contracts from 2016 to date.

“Come up with suggestions and advice that would strengthen the operations of Nigerian Ports Authority and forestall such occurrences in future.

“And any other matter that may be necessary in the course of the assignment.”