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Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by jerrybone(f): 11:28am On May 09
Amid disputation of impropriety, Hadiza Bala Usman was on Wednesday told to step aside as the Managing Director of the Nigeria Port Authority, a post she had held since 2016.

Usman, who has a stint in the public service, had occupied key positions in government including being a senior officer at the Bureau of Public Enterprises and a chief of staff to the incumbent Governor of Kaduna, Nasir El-Rufai in 2015. This made her familiar with the power blocs in the political sphere. The fact that she is a Fulani woman from Katsina, the home-state of President Muhammadu Buhari, who has a track record of shielding his loyalists, also dazed on-lookers.

“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, NPA,” the president’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said, announcing her suspension.

According to Mr Amaechi, the yearly remittance of the agency dwindled under her watch with over 165 billion naira unremitted.

“In view of the above, I wish to suggest that the financial account of the activities of Nigerian Ports Authority be investigated for the period 2016 to 2020 to ascertain the true financial position and the outstanding unremitted balance of one hundred and sixty five billion, three hundred and twenty five million, nine hundred and sixty two thousand, six hundred and ninety seven Naira only (N165,320,962,679),” a leaked memo from the minister to the Presidency, read.

Beyond the fiscal reasons, these are the issues that culminated into the sack of Usman, an ally of the Presidency who wielded so much power in the maritime sector.

Fall out with Amaechi

Nigeria has a long history of political appointees clashing with their superiors in government and in most, the latter prevails over the former.

It happened in the case of Nasiru Ladan, former Director-General of National Directorate of Employment (NDE), whose path crossed with that of his then boss, Festus Keyamo, the state minister of Labour and Employment. Mr. Ladan was later ousted from office and replaced with Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo.

The same appears to have occurred in Usman’s case, who served alongside Amaechi in the Buhari campaign organisation.The relationship between the two hit the brink when Usman refused the renewal of certain contracts against the wish of her boss. This infuriated Amaechi who found Hadiza too influential to be controlled.

The Minister was however dumbstruck when she got a second term in 2019, against his wish. In consternation, Amaechi drew the battle lines.

‘Romance’ with Dangote

The close relationship between Usman and Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest and a major player in the maritime industry, also culminated into her sack, sources reveal.

Using her office, the former MD afforded Dangote an edge over other competitors, revoking licences and terminating contracts in favour of her ‘friend’. This brought her into the bad books of companies like INTELs and many others who felt cheated. For instance, in 2019, she spearheaded the decommissioning of BUA Ports Terminals in Port-harcourt, despite court injunctions against such.

Also, in 2020, she confiscated some terminals formerly operated by Integrated Logistics Services’ (INTELs) in Onne ports complex, Rivers state and subsequently awarded them to Dangote through a proxy company, International Container Terminal Services (ICTS) Nigeria limited. Meanwhile, in January, a Nigerian newspaper, Peoples Gazette, uncovered how Dangote transferred N200 million to a bank account run by Usman during the build up of the 2015 general election.

The transactions were sent in two tranches from two different bank accounts of the Africa’s richest man to Ms. Bala Usman’s account with Access Bank, the newspaper reported.

“Ms. Bala Usman received the first N100 million transfer on February 6, 2015; while the second N100 million came through three days later on February 9. The transfers carried ambiguous descriptions that made it difficult to conclude their purpose.”

While both parties failed to clarify the transactions, many have posited that it brings to question the integrity of the former NPA MD.

Criticism of Buhari government

Despite serving under the current administration, Usman has publicly criticised the government, an action condemned by Buhari’s loyalists. She is the co-founder of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign, a group at the forefront of the advocacy for the release of the Chibok girls kidnapped in 2014.

But years after, it appears Usman was oblivious of the fact that she is now a government official, calling out her principal on social media.

“The state of insecurity in the country that has led to the kidnap of Kagara boys and Zamfara girls need to be addressed URGENTLY…We can’t go on like this! Rescue our children and Secure our country that’s all we ask ���…#SecureNorth #SecureNigeria,” she wrote in February over the worsening security situation in the country.

With no inkling of what the outcome of the investigation would be, no one can say for certain whether the former NPA MD will be recalled or not.

https://investmentcable.com/round-up-the-many-sins-of-hadiza-bala-usman-suspended-npa-md/

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Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by Joysticks(m): 12:07pm On May 09
Don't be surprised that buhari will recall her back to resume at her duty post

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Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by Racoon(m): 3:19pm On May 09
This is simply an Amaechi versus El-Rufai fight.Forget this Hadiza thing.2023 tearing them apart.

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Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by Racoon(m): 3:20pm On May 09
“The state of insecurity in the country that has led to the kidnap of Kagara boys and Zamfara girls need to be addressed URGENTLY…We can’t go on like this! Rescue our children and Secure our country that’s all we ask ���…#SecureNorth #SecureNigeria,” she wrote in February over the worsening security situation in the country.

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Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by Abalado(f): 3:20pm On May 09
Everything seems the end of this sinful life is near o

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Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by Revere27: 3:20pm On May 09
Naa because they catch this one red-handed.

Tell me is there a saint in President Buhari helms of affairs tongue tongue.

We await more to be revealed and hoisted from office. undecided

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Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by Business001: 3:21pm On May 09
Mad ppl, thieves , modafukas
Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by saferoom: 3:21pm On May 09
Hmm

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Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by DuBLINGreenb(m): 3:21pm On May 09
Amaechi is Working

You guys are writing nonesense what do you mean by: FALLOUT WITH AMAECHI

Wtf does that have to do with the missing 165 billion naira?
Or the 200million naira she received from Dangote and the court injunctions she violated was it the "fallout" with Amaechi that credited her account? Or that made the 165 billion disappear?
If her hands were clean no manner of fall out will lead to sack because they'll be absolutely nothing to justify such sack. But her hands are not clean instead of you to blame her dirty hands you are blaming Amaechi for whistle blowing Mumu people.

If all our ploiticians acted like Amaechi and reported the thieves in their various sectors wouldn't it be better for you and I the commoners? Is it not us who will enjoy the electricity, hospitals, schools, houses, infrastructure, recreation parks, roads etc and all that these money will go into??

I don't know why poor fools support the thief Usman instead of supporting the person who shouted "thief thief".
Imagine putting 165 billion into our minimum wage, or sports facilities or electricity do you know how many transformers that money will buy How many hospitals it will build Do you know how many people's minimum wage or pensions that money would have paid Mumu people that's why most of us are still poor we always think like thieves so we like to support fellow thieves we don't ever put ourselves in the positions of the victims we think we are too smart to be the victims but guess what? We are the victims. You think it will get to your turn to loot. Mugu your turn will never come before it gets to you they must have looted to their satisfaction and died. You think hadiza and co. Will loot finish and give way for you a random poor fool to come and loot your own? So stop thinking like criminals NEVER say if it was you, you will do the same cos it will never be you, you will never be president of Nigeria or minister in Nigeria so don't fool yourself stop sympathising with your fellow criminals.
You see why other countries don't like us?

It's like watching a video of a thief robbing and praying for the thief to succeed and escape, because you see yourself as a fellow thief rather than pray the victim somehow escapes that's what you guys are doing now.

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Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by KingZaddy(m): 3:21pm On May 09
...

Don't forget to add her deliberate refusal to pay pensioners their money even after it's approval from government...

Let the bitch be sent to hell already... I don't care about her relationship with other dogs like her but I dislike her for holding back money belonging to elders who worked for NPA for over 15-25 years...




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Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by XXXXTENTACION: 3:21pm On May 09
The future is female grin

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Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by bluefilm: 3:21pm On May 09
Wetin kwansign me?
Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by Bornsinner7: 3:22pm On May 09
At this point nothing moves me again
Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by Princetoddie: 3:22pm On May 09
Na wa oo
Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by blinking001(m): 3:23pm On May 09
She's just a lazy political appointee that doesnt mind her business. I'm glad she was suspended. This should sound as a warning to other lazy appointees that our Darling Daddy oh, the peoples general doesn't associate himself with incompetence. This is good news.

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Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by Princetoddie: 3:23pm On May 09
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Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by RenaissanceGuy: 3:24pm On May 09
Interesting
Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by Nobody: 3:24pm On May 09
make we just dey look sha
Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by whippersnapper(m): 3:24pm On May 09
Everyone relating to buhari is just cashing out. Abeg me sef buhari na my in-law. They should give me Director-General for DPR

Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by Afolabimills(m): 3:25pm On May 09
What a govt sad
Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by oluwasegun007(m): 3:25pm On May 09
I'm speechless
Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by ProfAmaben: 3:25pm On May 09
Thief, prostitutee, fasting criminal, aboki parasite, never do well.

All they do is loot our resources and contribute nothing to national development.

Some aboki including those that are fasting would support this thief. Just watch.

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Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by Akwamkpuruamu: 3:26pm On May 09
As if common man on the street have anything to gain in this power tussle
Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by Jansport(m): 3:27pm On May 09
So if there wasn't disagreement between the minister and her, nobody will no that things are going on low-key.
Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by baralatie(m): 3:28pm On May 09
shocked
Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by Augla1: 3:29pm On May 09
This gender, fear them, she will wriggle her way out and still get back at her opponents
Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by TalkTalkTwins(m): 3:29pm On May 09
Everything in this government is turning on its own
Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by baralatie(m): 3:32pm On May 09
Revere27:
Naa because they catch this one red-handed.

Tell me is there is there a saint in President Buhari helms of affairs tongue tongue.

We await more to be revealed and hoisted from office. undecided
As in

She was caught red handed and was bitting bubu's fingers,nose and government.
Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by money121(m): 3:32pm On May 09
Ok
Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by sammyj: 3:32pm On May 09
cheesy Although none of them are saints!! However, I believe Amaechi has the upper hand in this matter. Abeg let that woman go and seat somewhere for being too close to Dangote against all odds of denying other company contracts to Dangote's interest only. Las las this will end up as a case of a thief chasing after another thief !!! shocked shocked
Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by LegendaryLover(m): 3:33pm On May 09
***** Nothing is hidden under the sun *****
Live a clean life so nobody can shame you tomorrow.

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Re: Hadiza Bala-Usman: The Many "Sins" Of Suspended NPA MD by baralatie(m): 3:33pm On May 09
Augla1:
This gender, fear them, she will wriggle her way out and still get back at her opponents
Me I don't think so!
They will lunch her raw.the way I am seeing her treachery

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