I’m ready for probe – NPA boss, Hadiza Usman

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Hadiza Usman, has denied any investigation of the agency by the Presidency.

In a statement signed by the NPA boss on Thursday, Ms. Usman said she had nothing to hide, and was ready for probe.

The NPA boss said she would not bend in her resolve to rid the agency of corruption, adding that there was no meeting between her and any APC Chieftain.

Ms. Usman was reacting to reports that the presidency has ordered an investigation into the financial dealings of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, over allegation of fraud.

“My attention has been drawn to malicious lies being bandied around by a Prince Henry Nwazuruahu on my person,” Ms. Usman said.

“I wish to challenge him to bring up evidence on any such meeting with any APC Chieftain and any monies being given. I wish to challenge him to provide the authorship to this report whom I shall file a suit against in the court of law for defamation of character,” the NPA boss added.

Ms. Usman said in the last few days, she had faced a barrage of “malicious lies” directed against her in the media, saying she will not budge on her position on compliance with Federal Government of Nigeria policies.

“I will not bow on my stance to rid the NPA of corrupt practices,” she added.

“I will not be cowed or intimidated into conforming to corrupt practices of cheating the Federal government of its revenues.

“I have been issued with death threats and veiled messages conveying that my life is at risk because of the stance I have taken. No false media attacks or threats to my life will stand in the way of my doing the right thing,” she said.

She affirmed that the agency had not received any notification by the presidency of an investigation, saying the agency is open to any of such investigation as it has nothing to hide.

Ms. Usman was appointed Managing Director of the NPA in July 2016.


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  • Haba mallam

    The igbos have gone out of their mine, they busy stealing or looting, accusing the the government of corruption or tribalism, calling for Biafraud, spreading lies and rumors on the internet, insulting the president at any opportunity, hijacking, kidnapping, arm robbery, 419 kingkins, witchcraft, CAN/church hate promotion and religious intolerant, false prophets, smuggling,fake products, erats etc etc etc. I hope the law enforcement agencies are taking notice and will rise to these enemies of progress.

    • Arabakpura

      So then, which one is the role of your tribe in the entity called Nigeria?

      • Dazmillion

        abeg help me ask am o

      • Haba mallam

        Leadership, level playing field for all to excel, justice, peace, equality, respect the rule of law, respect others in this entity called Nigeria, tolerant, promote and protect Africans, economic development, prosperity for all, eradicate poverty, educate all, provide health for all, care for the sick and protect the poor, wealth creation, respecting women etc etc etc. all of the above. That’s why we don’t allow a DJ from London to lead us into chaos, confusion and fraud

        • Arabakpura

          Ok, but you would agree with me that profiling another tribe is not a good thing and I am glad you didn’t include it in what your tribe does!