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President Buhari Appoints Ahmed Abubakar As Substantive DG For NIA

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of a substantive Director General for the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) with immediate effect. The new Director General is Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, a retired career Foreign Service officer, who till his appointment served as Senior Special Assistant to the President (SSAP) on Foreign Affairs/International Relations.

 

Abubakar had extensive experience working with the United Nations in peace support operations, mediation process, preventive diplomacy and good offices, as well as the promotion of good governance and respect for the rule of law and human rights. He also briefly served as Senior Adviser at the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), with headquarters in Ndjamena, Chad, before his appointment as SSAP.

 

It would be recalled that the former NIA DG,  Ayo Oke was sacked on October 30th 2017 following a long drawn probe into the $43.5million found in an apartment in Ikoyi which was linked to him. 

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