From Haruna Aliyu Usman, Birnin Kebbi

Residents of Koko/Besse local government area of kebbi state are still basking in excitement over the recent appointment of one of their own, Alhaji Muhammad Bello Koko, as the acting Managing Director, Nigeria Ports Authority, NPA.

One of the new MD kinsmen, Alhaji Ghazali Dila, said the appointment of Alhaji Muhammad Bello Koko is timely and very deserving, giving his long years of service in the NPA.

Bello Koko, who until his appointment, was the Executive Director, Administration and Finance at the NPA, is expected to bring to bear his wealth of experience, being an insider in the agency.

Alhaji Dila, lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing an insider, as such decision will boost the morale of all and sundry within the ports.

He said, “let me use this medium to congratulate Alhaji Muhammad Bello Koko, on his new appointment as the acting MD NPA, and the duo of Rt. Honourable Rotimi Amaechi and Governor Senator Atiku Bagudu, for throwing their weights behind him. I pray he will do Kebbi and the country proud.”

“I have a firm believe that the new acting MD will meet the expectations of Mr President and turn around the fortune of NPA, for good.

“He should operate an all inclusive administration to justify the confidence reposed in him by the federal government, as much is expected from him,” he admonished.

Bello Koko was recently appointed the acting Managing Director of NPA, after Hadiza Bala Usman was suspended to pave the way for an audit panel investigation.