President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the appointment of Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman as the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
He also appointed three Executive Directors.
A statement on Tuesday by the Director of Communication of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Mrs. Yetunde Sonaike, also named Mr Mohammed Bello-Koko as Executive Director (Finance); Prof. Idris Abubakar, Executive Director (Engineering); Dr. Sekonte Davies, Executive Director (Marine Operations).
Born on January 2, 1976 in Zaria, Kaduna State, Hadiza Usman holds a B.Sc. Degree in Business Administration from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria and a Post Graduate in Development Studies from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom in 2009.
She was hired by the UNDP for the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) from October 2004 to January 2008 as a Special Assistant to the Minister on Project Implementation.
She worked as Director of Strategy of Good Governance Group, a Non-Governmental Organisation from 2011 to July 2015.
Hadiza Usman, who is the co-founder of Bring Back Our Girls, was in June 2015 appointed by Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, as his Chief of Staff.
She held the position until this new appointment.