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According to reports, President Muhammadu Buhari has fired Hadiza Usman as Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
Buhari has also directed that Mohammed Bello-Koko, the Executive Director of Finance and Administration, take over the role.
Bello-Koko was born on March 25, 1969, in Kebbi State’s Koko-Besse Local Government Area.
The alleged altercation between Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechi and Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufai has been connected to this development.
The two stalwarts of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are at loggerheads over the 2023 presidency.
A source close to the government said he was not surprised that the Usman’s removal was linked to the Amaechi – El-Rufai feud.
Usman was one of the co-conveners of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), the campaign launched after hundreds of schoolgirls were kidnapped in Chibok in Borno State.
El-Rufai appointed the embattled NPA boss in 2015 as his Chief of Staff. In July 2016, Buhari appointed her as NPA MD, after her nomination by the governor.