Concerned Nigerians youth group under the auspices of Unified Nigerian youths forum, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to approve Mr. Mohammed Bello-Koko as substantive head of the Nigeria Ports Authority.
UNYF made the call at the extraordinary emergency Congress meeting of the forum at NAF International conference center FCT-Abuja to X-Ray his tenure, and the misleading Pandora Papers Saga.
This was contained in a statement signed by the President of Unified Nigerian Youths Forum, (UNYF) Comrade Abdulsalam Mohammed Kazeem, the forum called on President Buhari and other relevant stakeholders to confirmed
Mohammed Bello-Koko as the Head of Nigeria Port Authority (NPA ) following the vacuum created in the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) as a result of the ongoing probe of the tenure of the suspended Managing Director of the Ports Authority, Hajiya Hadiza Bala Usman,.
The leadership of Unified Nigerian Youths Forum (UNYF), has call on President Muhammadu Buhari to approved the appointment of Mr Mohammed Bello-Koko as the substantive head of the Ports Authority to enable to him complete the progressive and all inclusive reforms he has started in the Organization.
The Forum stated that, the discovered that the industrious and hard working Bello-Koko declared the said properties in his Code of Conduct Bureau forms which vindicated him, as he resigned from headship/partnership of the British Virgin Island incooperated companies.
” Our findings showed that he wasn’t a politically exposed person in 2008-2013 when he purchased the alleged assets. He didn’t employ a multilayered murky mechanism to obscure his ownership of foreign property.”
“As a matter of facts, he declared his Two Vehicles in the Island. He deserve our collective commendation not condemnation at any rate”. He said
The Forum further noted that within the short period after he took over Nigeria Ports Authority headship, our revenue generation rate is on the increase daily . His relationship with staff and management of the Authority is now the envy of all and a reference point in Nigeria today.
The forum withdraw the earlier erroneous call we made urging the Mr President to sack him. noting the call as a result of a pressure from some mischievous/ desperate politicians and interest group who are intimidated by his rising profile and achievements, who are not realistic, and assuming If they had paid attention to details, they wouldn’t have led us astray.
It is Crystal clear that the none of the properties he acquired was done while he was in office. His Code of Conduct Form showed that he disclosed everything they are trying to make the World believe is a hidden secret.
However, the forum unanimously resolved to work with Mr Bello-Koko and his team as he makes frantic efforts to reposition the nation port and generates revenue that will better the lots of the common man in our street.
The Honourable Minister of transport and stakeholders from the sector should help fast track his appointment, because the headship of the NPA should come from the North West and accidentally Mr Bello Koko is from Kebbi state North -west Nigerian.
It could be recalled,that Pandora Papers in recent times have indicted Mr. Mohammed Bello-Koko, acting managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA),had reportedly owns properties in the United Kingdom which he acquired by secretly running offshore businesses in the British Virgin Islands.
This has generated a lot of controversies in recent times, leading to the group’s endorsement on the claim that the indictment is mischievous.