President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday approved the appointment of a new Managing Director for the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). He is Habibu Abdullahi, who takes over from Omar Suleiman.
Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity, Reuben Abati, said the President also approved the appointment of three new Executive Directors for the Authority as part of the on-going reforms in the ports and maritime sectors of the country’s economy.
The new appointees include David Omonibeke, as Executive Director, Marine & Operations; Mohammmed Sani Saleh, Executive Director, Engineering & Technical Services; and Olumide Oduntan, Executive Director, Finance & Administration.
According to Mr. Abati, President Jonathan also approved the appointment of three new Executive Directors for the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The new directors are: Ezekiel Bala Agaba, Executive Director (Maritime Safety & Shipping Development); Obi Callistus Nwabueze, Executive Director, Maritime Labour & Cabotage Services; and Baba Haruna Jauro, Executive Director (Finance & Administration).
All the appointments also take immediate effect.
Until his appointment, the new Managing Director of NPA was the Acting Executive Director (Finance & Administration). An indigene of Kano State, Mr. Abdullahi holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and a Masters Degree in Public Administration.