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Hadiza Bala Usman: End of an Era of Impunity

Hadiza Bala Usman: End of an Era of Impunity

News Feature, Port News
When a leader encourages the culture of impunity, the society is lost and it makes the work harder for the rest of us – Wole Soyinka. Industry watchers were shocked when in July 2016, Ms Hadiza Bala Usman was named Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). She thus became the first woman in the history of the agency to be appointed into that exalted office. Her appointment was a replacement for Abdullahi Habib whose second coming was aborted following irreconcilable differences with his Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi. Habib, who was sacked at the twilight of the Jonathan administration, was recalled to his former job six months after Mallam Ado Bayero took over from him. Hadiza’s appointment was received with mixed feelings, especially by stakeholders w...