Jonathan Appoints Tony Anenih As NPA Chairman

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President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday appointed controversial Edo politician, Tony Anenih, as Chairman of the Board of the Nigerian Ports Authority.

The appointment was announced in a statement late Thursday by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim.

The statement also contained the list of appointed board members for the Corporate Affairs Commission and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA.

Mr. Anenih has held several positions in government including ministerial appointments.

However, the former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Board of Trustees is best remembered for his role as the Minister of Works, a position he held under President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Mr. Anenih was indicted by a National Assembly Committee for mismanaging over N300 billion that accrued to the Works Ministry during his tenure as minister. His tenure as works minister saw no major road in the country repaired or constructed. The Lagos- Ibadan Expressway and the Benin-Ore Expressway were in deplorable states during Mr. Anenih’s tenure as minister.

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