President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the suspension of Hadiza Bala Usman as the managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
Buhari also approved the appointment of Mohammed Koko to take over while “the investigation is carried out”.
The panel is to be headed by the director of maritime services in the ministry while the deputy director of legal in the same ministry will serve as secretary.
In January, President Muhammadu Buhari reappointed her as NPA MD, for an additional five-year tenure.
She previously served as the chief of staff to Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, from 2015 to 2016.
In 2014, she co-founded the Bring Back Our Girls campaign to advocate the rescue of abducted Chibok schoolgirls.
She is also a founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
NPA recently launched Etó, an electronic truck call-up system, aimed at tackling the perennial logjam caused by articulated trucks within the Apapa ports corridor.
The application (Eto) has since restored orderliness to truck movement as scheduling is now done automatically on a first-come, first-served basis.