Former Liberian President Worried Over Hadiza Usman’s Ordeal

A former President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has said she is disheartened by the suspension of the Managing Director of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Usman.
The former president stated that she had known Hadiza Usman as an accomplished leader and dedicated servant. She then urged that the rule of law be adhered to as the situation evolves.
Ms Usman, according to Nigeria’s transportation minister, Rotimi Amaechi, was suspended over unremitted funds.
The minister, in a letter sent to President Muhammadu Buhari, said the NPA under Ms Usman failed to remit N165 billion (N165, 320, 962, 697) between 2016 and 2021 and should therefore be probed.
Granting the minister’s request, the president ordered the probe and asked Ms Usman to step aside pending the outcome of the investigation.
She was replaced by Mohammed Koko, who is now acting in that position.
Although the former MD has denied any impropriety, Nigerians have called for transparency of the probe.

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