November 26, 2022

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EX-NPA MD, HADIZA BALA USMAN ATTACKED FOR ASKING FOR CHIBOK GIRLS’ RELEASE AFTER SACK

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Hadiza Bala, sacked managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has continued to come under intense criticism for her statement lamenting the ongoing insecurity crises in Nigeria, THE WITNESS reports.

 

 

Hadiza spoke in the context of the commemoration of eight years after the Chibok girls were abducted in Borno State by Boko Haram terrorists.

 

 

The former NPA chief was suspended in May 2021 over the allegation of failure to remit the N165 billion operating surplus to the coffers of the federal government. Though she was later cleared of the allegations, President Buhari, however, did not reinstate her to office.

 

 

In recent times, several states in the country, including Kaduna, Plateau, Zamfara, Benue and others, have witnessed large number of terrorist attacks.

 

The volatile security situation made northern elders demand the immediate resignation of President Buhari.

 

Hadiza, who reacted through her verified Twitter handle, condemned the situation and demanded swift actions from the government to secure the release of victims.

According to her: “It is eight years today since 276 girls were abducted in Chibok Secondary School, 109 still remain in captivity. Many more girls, boys and indeed citizens of all ages have been abducted from schools, communities and while enroute journeys,” she wrote.

Usman, a co-coordinator of the #BringBackOurGirls movement, which came to life on the heels of the Chibok abductions had been very active in the movement’s activities until she was appointed the managing director of the NPA.

She had thereafter gone silent on issues around activism, or matters critical of the government.

She was, however, recently shown the way out of the appointment after a fallout with the minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.

*Her comments have however sparked criticisms, with some Nigerians labeling her as a ‘shameless hypocrite’ and fresh attention seeker for not speaking out while she was in office as NPA*

See some of the reactions below:

TrblOuiMan @JckMent
I often get confused with Hausa names…is this the same NPA lady? The name seems rather familiar but this tweet is rather off so…can anyone help a brother clarify cos…

@iche_adele
If you ask me na who I go ask? Me sef confuse pass you!

@jofamilugba
They have come back from wherever they went to. Ekaabo ma, se daadaa le de, se oko o je epo?

Adamu Mohammed Audu @Engr_Amab
Before then the Person not in charged thought that if given the chance will rescue them and even secure the Country to be one of the most safest and peaceful nation bcos of his military background but reverse is the case!

Madridista—Abdlwahab @TheMrnass Replying to
It’s 8 years today since 276 girls were abducted in Chibok Sec Sch, 109 still remain in captivity. Many more girls,boys and indeed citizens of all ages have been abducted from schools, communities and while enroute on journeys…

Soymeal nkutehogan
No be NPA woman be this???

Advocate @achemejnr

Chibok! The bring back campaign gave your popularity and negotiation power to NPA then it became abandoned project. Aside chibok, zamfara, kaduna etc, then the recent train attack. People are still in captivity. Chibok is special because it was a propaganda machinery for APC.

Nelson Ekujumi @nekujumi
May God intervene in their case and cause confusion in the camp of agents of darkness so that they can be set free

Ene Odaudu @OdauduEne
After chibok we had dapchi, kankara, greenfield, baptist, islamiyya boy in Niger stay, and alot I can’t remember . I just say let me remind you because while you were eating it seems you forgot.

Madridista—Abdlwahab @TheMrnass
It’s 8 years today since 276 girls were abducted in Chibok Sec Sch, 109 still remain in captivity. Many more girls,boys and indeed citizens of all ages have been abducted from schools, communities and while enroute on journeys…

Soymeal @nkutehogan
No be NPA woman be this???

Advocate @achemejnr
Chibok! The bring back campaign gave your popularity and negotiation power to NPA then it became abandoned project. Aside chibok, zamfara, kaduna etc, then the recent train attack. People are still in captivity. Chibok is special because it was a propaganda machinery for APC.

Nelson Ekujumi @nekujumi
May God intervene in their case and cause confusion in the camp of agents of darkness so that they can be set free

Ene Odaudu @OdauduEne
After chibok we had dapchi, kankara, greenfield, baptist, islamiyya boy in Niger stay, and alot I can’t remember . I just say let me remind you because while you were eating it seems you forgot

Dr. onDioess (Supreme Commander Federal Republic) @onDioess

If you don’t Gerrit forgerit, this is methodology for shopping for a post-2023 appointment. It worked before, and we are hoping it will work again, hence the tweet

Fredrick @supa_nuel
Its hard to criticize someone who u know ur next meal is coming from them. Welcome back, enjoy the ride

ms.ubandoma @mustaphaubandom

And government is not doing anything to protect live and property of it’s people, urgent solutions is required from the present administration.

goodybag @o9ices
I no just know the kind memory when you get o, e belike say na backward forwarding type Abuja-Kaduna train no fresh reach for your eye. Shameful

MB Yusuf @balaraabe
So you now rember say chibok girls are still in captivity and forget about the matter while you were the NPA Boss ko. To ayi dai mugani in tusa zata hura wuta.

Mazi Okeke @okekepolice
Madam chop-&-cleanmouth, you have resumed your activism after a long break to partake of the juicy national cake. Happy resumption sha !!

MB Yusuf @balaraabe
So you now rember say chibok girls are still in captivity and forget about the matter while you were the NPA Boss ko. To ayi dai mugani in tusa zata hura wuta.

Mazi Okeke @okekepolice

Madam chop-&-cleanmouth, you have resumed your activism after a long break to partake of the juicy national cake. Happy resumption sha !!

yodike @yodike – Welcome back

Mallam Abdulrahman @Abdoul_SU
a ma wa ogah magana a maida mata da NPA

OLUWALOMUYIWA@muyi_technologi

What about the money you looted in NPA? Have you returned it yet

Sarah @Sarah184356101

I dnt know y dis innocent woman is recieving negative vibe from all angles

Ugonnaya @jupoce

Is parody account or for real, I want to find out something

Musa Abdu @mousaabdou
We never heard your voice for these girls when you were in power serving but now after you had been stripped off your appointment. Are for the girls or yourself?

-ℙ @ohenkay

You didn’t remember when u were looting left, right and centre for them and for yourself as NPA boss. Animal talk.

Liquid @Mefoh_
Madam woke up after her plate was removed.

Ochogwu Aduojo. B@gr8tbarn

Ha , u finally found your voice. May be it was lost to cough and catarrh but thank God for the healing.

Sulayman Sulayman Jisambo@SJisambo

What are you trying to say dear Ma.?

Obinali @nkomekwuru
Do you want to resuscitate #BBOG after cashing out big time with plight of the girls. Allah will judge you.

funom @FunomSamuel

So you now remember them abi? Mstwwwwww no appointment so you can tlk now

MN Yahya @manmufty
Wia was dis voice like 2 yrs ago. Dis activism na correct hustle in disguise

Major -General Muhammad Abdul @muhammadtajude7@suums_
If you had tweeted this some two years ago … it’s would have made sense … but now you are making mockery of your self ….

Aliyu Umar @Ualiyu_dl @hadizabalausman
Please don’t embarrass your self #@Hadiza Bala Usman. This is not the right time for this.

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