Buhari taps Bello-Koko for NPA’s MD post

President Muhammadu Buhari has tapped Mohammed Bello-Koko for the post of managing director, Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA.

This effectively ends waiting game over whether suspended Managing Director Hadiza Usman would return to her job. Usman was kicked out of the agency over some allegations, including controversial contract awards and bypassing due process.

The supervising Federal Ministry of Transportation announced Bello-Koko in a circular signed by Eric Ojiekwe, Director of Public Relations.

“Prior to this appointment, Koko was the Executive Director, Finance & Administration of NPA”, the statement reads.

Born on 25th March 1969, he attended the University of Sokoto for his first degree in Management Studies (B.Sc) in 1992.

In 1995, Bello-Koko obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) in 1995 at the Usman Dan Fodio University.

He worked at FSB International Bank Plc and rose to the position of Senior Banking Officer-Senior Treasury Officer, Senior Banking Officer-Energy Sector (ENSEC).

The NPA MD joined Zenith Bank Plc in 2005 as a Manager-Team Head, Public Sector and Large Corporate and attained higher positions.

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