Former managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has confronted anyone with evidence that she failed to remit funds into the federal government purse to present it to the public.
This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by Bala Usman.
“Media reports alleging that the Auditor-General of the Federation have issued some queries regarding monies being owed the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), by Terminal Operators have come to my attention,” the statement reads.
“On Tuesday morning, for instance, several people sent me a social media post with the title: ‘NPA Audit indicts Hadiza Bala Usman for not remitting N40b, $921.61m and £289.931.82 to federal government accounts.’
“The truth is that even if there are monies unremitted into the federal government’s accounts, these monies will remain in the Treasury Single Account (TSA) where all revenues generated by the Authority domicile,” she said.
“I also challenge anyone with proofs of this allegation to present them in public.
“In addition, the Authority will have explanations for any audit queries that may arise, whenever they do.”
In May 2021, President Muhammadu Buhari approved her suspension as the managing director of the NPA following a recommendation by Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, to set up an administrative panel of inquiry to investigate the management of the NPA.
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