Mr Habib Abdullahi is the latest casualty of a series of sack by President Goodluck Jonathan weeks before his tenure ends.
Abdullahi was sacked from his post as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and has been replaced by Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero, the eldest son of the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero.
“Alhaji Sanusi, a lawyer, from Kano State takes over from Mallam Habib Abdullahi who has been relieved of his appointment as Managing Director of the NPA,” a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati said.
The statement added that the appointment takes effect from Thursday, April 30 2015.
Jonathan thanked Abdullahi for his services and wished well in his future endeavours.
Sanusi, who is the Ciroman Kano and District Head of Gwale, was reported to have been favoured by the presidency to take over the Emir’s seat in Kano following the death of his father, Alhaji Ado Bayero. However, the kingmakers chose former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, who was at the time at loggerheads with the presidency over an allegedly missing oil revenue.