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 Tuesday.

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.