President Muhammadu Buhari has authorized the appointment of Ahmed Rufai Abubakar as the brand new Director General for the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).
Abubakar, a retired profession overseas service officer, has been a Senior Special Assistant to the President (SSAP) on Foreign Affairs/International Relations.
Abubakar had in depth expertise working with the United Nations in peace assist operations, mediation course of, preventive diplomacy and good places of work, in addition to the promotion of excellent governance and respect for the rule of regulation and human rights.
He additionally briefly served as Senior Adviser on the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), with headquarters in Ndjamena, Chad, earlier than his appointment as SSAP.
Abubakar holds a B.A level in French Language and Literature, and an M.A level in Francophone Maghrebian Literature, each from Bayero University, Kano. He can be fluent in English and Arabic.
The appointment takes fast impact.
The former DG of the intelligence company, Ayo Oke was sacked 30 October 2017, following an extended drawn probe into the $43.5m present in an house in Lagos.
The cash, which additionally included £27,800 and a few N23million Naira was linked to Oke. It was present in an empty flat at Osborne Towers in Ikoyi.
Oke, additionally a profession ambassador, was appointed by former president Goodluck Jonathan in November 2013. He was initially suspended in April 2017 after which sacked in October.