by Kolapo Olapoju
Of late, President Goodluck Jonathan has embarked on an unprecedented last minute sacking and appointment of officials of government parastatals.
The latest casualty in the President’s sack-spree is Mallam Habib Abdullahi as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority.
His appointment was terminated on Wednesday, April 29, and was immediately replaced with Alhaji Sanusi Bayero, the son of the late Emir of Kano.
Although no reason was given for Abdullahi’s sack, a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President said Bayero’s appointment would take effect from Thursday (today).
The statement partly read, “President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the appointment of Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority.
“Alhaji Sanusi, a lawyer, from Kano State takes over from Mallam Habib Abdullahi who has been relieved of his appointment as Managing Director of the NPA.
“The appointment of the new NPA Managing Director takes effect from Thursday, April 30, 2015 (tomorrow).
“President Jonathan thanks the outgoing Managing Director for his services and wishes well in his future endeavours.”