April 29, 2015 – President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan today sacked Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA) Mallam Habib Abdullah.
The President also approved the appointment of Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero as the new Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
The appointment of Alhaji Sanusi, a lawyer, from Kano State takes effect from Thursday, April 30, 2015.
A statement issued by Special Adviser to the President on Media, Dr. Ruben Abati, said President Jonathan thanks the outgoing Managing Director for his services and wishes him well in his future endeavours.
Sources at the NPA told our correspondent that sacked Abdullah worked against the interest of Jonathan in the 2015 general election to such an extent that there was a plan to stage a pro-Buhari rally inside the complex of the Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA) in defiance of the President.
We gathered that the pro-Buhari rally was called off at the dying minutes leaving invited guests including journalists stranded at the venue.