Probe begins Monday as FG suspends NPA managing director, Bala-Usman

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, Major General (retd.), has suspended the Managing the , Hadiza Bala-Usman, sources familiar with the development said on .

It was learnt that a panel enquiry had been constituted to look into the matter that prompted her suspension, as well as other concerns. The panel begins its work on Monday.

It was, however, not clear what necessitated the suspension the NPA boss, who was only reappointed January this year by .

Senior staff members of the Federal Ministry of Transportation, the parent ministry of the authority, confirmed the development but insisted that there was official statement on the matter yet.

Spokesperson of the ministry, Eric Ojiekwe, could not be reached for comments on the development, as he did not answer calls when contacted on night.

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Bala-Usman was first as the managing of the NPA 2016 and was reappointed January this year for another five years.

On Wednesday, the suspended NPA boss led her organisation to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Bureau of Statistics and the to commence the of statistical information and data analytics on port related activities..