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We did not sponsor thugs to harass the MD NPA- OMSL

MD NPA, Ms Hadiza Bala Usman

The Management of the Ocean Maritime Solutions Limited (OMSL) has denied knowledge or involvement in the  attack of
the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms. Hadiza Bala
Usman, at the National Assembly.

Ms. Bala Usman had petitioned the
President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, alleging that she was physically
attacked by hoodlums at the premises of the National Assembly in Abuja on

In her petition, the NPA MD
allegedly claimed that her attack was sponsored by Chairman of Messrs Ocean
Maritime Solutions Limited (OMSL), captain Wells Osunboh, apparently over the
decision of the NPA on the Secure Anchorage issue after attending investigative
hearing in the Assembly.

In a quick reaction, Commodore
Adogu (retired) who is the General Manager OMSL, Business Development and
Government Relations, debunked the allegation, describing it as falsehood and a
figment of imagination.

Identifying the OMSL Chairman,
Captain Wells Osunboh, as a fine gentlemen who has served the nation diligently
in various capacities, the Commodore stressed that Capt. Osunboh could not have
sponsored thugs to attack the NPA boss.

He also noted that on the said
day, there was no sign of such alleged attack or rented crowd in the premises
of the National Assembly that could warrant such allegation.

 He maintained that OMLS Management came to the
National Assembly just like other invited organizations on the day of the
investigation by the Joint Committee of the Senate investigating the Secure
Anchorage Area (SAA).

‘’On the day of the investigation
at the National Assembly, we came like other invited organizations and we never
came with any thugs or rented crowd to harass anybody talkless of the Managing
Director of NPA.

“The security at the premises of
the National Assembly was very tight as everybody was routinely checked and
controlled while entering thus forestalling any rented crowd or thugs to gain
entrance. We came before the panel and presented our position in the SAA
without nursing hatred against anyone.

‘’Let me make it clear to the
Nigerian public that OMSL is a responsible corporate organization with a lot of
Nigerians working as its employees.

“We are mindful of this and never
can we trade it away.  I repeat, we do
not have hands nor did our chairman sponsor any group of thugs to attack Ms. Hadiza
Bala Usman,’’ he added.

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