.Chief Michael Ajayi appointed interim General Manager, as NPA MD chairs the hotel
(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has finally taken over the ownership of Agura Hotels, Abuja after a legal judgement was given in favour of the NPA against Fasel Services Limited, Omeire Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry Limited, Chief M.O. Kanu and Daniel Kanu, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports.
In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the Asst. Gen. Manager, Corporate & Strategic Communications, Ibrahim Nasiru, on behalf of the General Manager, C & SC, Mr. Abdullahi Goje, it would be recalled that in the year 2003, an Abuja Federal High Court upheld the NPA as the majority shareholders of Fasel Services Limited, a judgement which was registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission in 2017.
Arising from a board meeting of the hotel held on the 20th September 2017, the NPA Management stated it has assumed full control of the establishment with its Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman as Chairman while Chief Michael Kayode Ajayi has been appointed as the interim General Manager of the hotel.
Chief M.K Ajayi was a two-time former General-Manager, Public Affairs and General Manger, Administration of the Nigerian Ports Authority; also a one-time General Manager, Human Resources; and General Manager, Western Ports of NPA,
Chief Ajayi had contributed to the development of NPA operationally/ economically as the GM, Western Ports; image-making and relationship-wise as the GM, Public Affairs; administratively/ organizationally as the GM Administration; and humanly/ staff welfare-wise as the GM, Human Resources; during which, he initiated the salary up-gradement scheme that the NPA staff are currently enjoying.
The new Board of the Hotel pointed out that an approved forensic audit of the Hotel be carried out immediately while the head of finance of the Hotel steps down handing over all relevant financial instruments of the company to the newly appointed General Manager.
In addition, the Board directed that all bank accounts hitherto operated be frozen while new accounts be opened to enable swift and continuous operation of the Hotel.