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Buhari sacks Sanusi Bayero as MD of NPA, reinstates Abdullahi

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President Muhammadu Buhari has terminated the appointment of the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Sanusi Ado Bayero, in what appears a reversal of his predecessor's action.

In his stead, Buhari has reinstated Habibu Abdullahi to the position he lost in the wee days of former President Goodluck Jonathan administration.

According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the termination of Bayero's appointment is with immediate effect.

Bayero was asked to hand over the management of the NPA and all government property in his possession to  Abdullahi who has been reinstated as Managing Director of the NPA.

President Buhari wishes Mr. Bayero well in his future endeavours.

Bayero was appointed to the position on April 29 after Mr. Abdullahi's removal with no reason offered for Mr. Abdullahi's removal.

leadership of the Nigerian Ports Authority by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan was yesterday reversed.

President Muhammadu Buhari sacked the Managing Director, Alhaji Sanusi Ado Bayero and reinstated the man who handed over to him, Mallam Habib Abdullahi.

The termination of Alhaji Bayero's appointment, according to a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina, was with immediate effect.

Bayero was directed to hand over the management of the NPA and all government property in his care to Abdullahi, who was sacked by the former President Goodluck Jonathan without given any reason.

Jonathan appointed Abdullahi in 2012 to replace Mr Omar Suleiman as NPA's chief executive.

The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents ( ANLCA) has  described the development as a good omen for the industry.

Its President, Prince Olayiwola Shittu, was quoted as saying   Abdullahi deserved the reinstatement because of his pedigree. He praised President Buhari for taking the right decision.

According to him,  “It was unfortunate that the decision to sack Abdullahi by Dr. Jonathan was political rather than being in the interest of the nation's sea port and NPA establishment. The fact that the sack came at the tail end of the last administration speaks volumes for itself. There were claims and counter claims that Abdullahi was sacked becaused he refused to release NPA funds for political campaign and jamborees.

“If that is true, it shows that Abdullahi deserves to be reinstated because he has the interest of the nation rather than his own interest or the interest of the few political jobbers at heart.

“We thank God that He gave us President Buhari as our leader and I pray Nigerians will give him time and the support to reposition our country for the benefit of all rather than serving the interest of the privileged few who mistakenly find themselves in the position of authority.”

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