The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has slammed the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for its attempt to rubbish the anti-corruption credentials of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, following the decision of the administration to begin a “routine administrative probe” of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA.
APC in a statement issued Tuesday in Abuja and signed by the National Secretary of its Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe said it “read the nonsensical statement by the Peoples Democratic Party PDP against prominent party leader and the Minister of Transportation.
Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and the suspended Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman in connection with the routine administrative inquiry approved by President Muhammadu Buhari into the activities of Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA”.
Bala Usman Remain Suspended Says Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari-led government on Tuesday said the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala-Usman, remain suspended from office until the outcome of the investigation being done by the panel.
The Federal Government on Monday inaugurated the panel of enquiry on the management of the NPA and ordered the panel to investigate policies of Bala-Usman, who was suspended last week for allegedly failing to make required remittances to the Consolidated Revenue Fund.
This is coming after the Federal Ministry of Transportation condemned a report that linked the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, to two Chinese firms that submitted bids to manage some port channels which was allegedly against due process.