NIS Applauds Bala-Usman’s Reappointment, Urges Her On Continuity

President, Nigerian Institute of Shipping (NIS), Capt. Tony Onoharigho, has applauded the reappointment of Ms Hadiza Bala-Usman as the Managng Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Onoharigho, in an interview, urged Bala-Usman to contnue her good performance at NPA.

NAN reports that President Muhammadu Buhari on Jan 21 approved the re-appointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of NPA for another five-year tenure.

Mr Femi Adesina, the president’s spokesman, in a statement in Abuja, revealed that the president also approved the reconstitution of the Non-Executive Board of the NPA, with Mr Emmanuel Olajide Adesoye (from South-west zone), as Chairman.

Other members of the Board are: Ekenyem Nwafor-Orizu (South-east zone), Akinwunmi Ricketts (South-south zone), Ghazali Mijinyawa (North-East zone), Mustapha Amin Dutse (North-West zone), and Abdulwahab Adesina (North-Central zone).

“Bala-Usman’s reappointment as the MD of NPA is a good one, she has a plan, which I believe she should continue with.

“She has tried in her own capacity as a non-maritime person, introduced so many things like the electronic call-up system, if it is implemented it is a good one because it will help decongest Apapa road,” he said.

The NIS president also called on Bala-Usman to push the government to work on the TinCan road leading to Mile 2 to further reduce the congestion on the road.