The Federal Government on Tuesday appointed Hadiza Usman as Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
The information is contained in a statement signed by the Director of Press, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Yetunde Sonaike in Abuja.
Sonaike stated that others appointed were Mohammed Bello-Koko as Executive Director, Finance; Prof. Idris Abubakar, Executive Director, Engineering; and Dr. Sekonte Davies as Executive Director, Marine Operations.
She noted that Usman, the co-founder of Bring Back Our Girls Advocacy Group was born on January 2, 1976 in Zaria, Kaduna State. She has a B.Sc. Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria and a Masters Degree in Development Studies from University of Leeds, UK in 2009.
She worked at Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) from July 2000 to August 2004 as Enterprise Officer, and was hired by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) from October 2004 to January 2008 as Special Assistant to the Minister on Project Implementation.
The new NPA boss, Sonaike added, worked as Director of Strategy of Good Governance Group, a Non-Governmental Organisation from 2011 to July 2015 and appointed as Chief of Staff to Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, a position she held until the present appointment.
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