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Why Aliko Dangote Failed To Save Hadiza Bala-Usman From Buhari’s Hammer

Hadiza Bala Usman
Hadiza Bala Usman

BEVERLY HILLS, May 08, (THEWILL) – This is obviously not the best of times for Hadiza Bala-Usman, the erstwhile Managing Director of Nigeria Ports Authority. Hadiza, a card-carrying member of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, must have thought that being a member of the party would put her in the good books of President Muhammadu Buhari. Of course, the fact that she belongs to the party must have been instrumental to her appointment at the helm of the NPA, as some critics, who hardly believe she earned it by any logical means, claim. But she never expected, however, that the ‘immunity clause’ that supposedly came with being in the president’s good books could be revoked anytime. This explains why she found it hard to believe that she was suspended from office and insisted that until the President communicated directly to her, she remained the MD of NPA. While she was still in denial mode, news of the commencement of an investigation on her five-year tenure was announced by one of Buhari’s spokesmen, Garba Shehu, via Twitter. While the official reason for her sack hasn’t been made public yet, the real reason for her ‘suspension’ is undermining her supervising minister, Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transport.

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