President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as the new Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA.
Here are 7 top things to know about her.
- Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman born on January 2, 1976, in Zaria, Kaduna State. She is 40 years old.
- She was married to Dr. Tanimu Yakubu, former Chief Economic Adviser to the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, and they have two sons.
- She holds a B.Sc. Degree in Business Administration from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria and a Post Graduate in Development Studies from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom in 2009.
- She was hired by the UNDP for FCT from October 2004 to January 2008 as a Special Assistant to the Minister on Project Implementation.
- She worked at the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) from July 2000- August 2004 as an Enterprise Officer.
- From July 2015, Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman was appointed as Chief of Staff to the Governor of Kaduna State, a position she held until her present appointment.
- She is the founder of the Bring Back Our Girls Campaign.