Buhari Appoints Rufai Abubakar As New Nia Boss &Ndash; Nigeria Politics Online


President Buhari has appointed Ahmed Rufai Abubakar as the substantive Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, made the disclosure on Wednesday in a statement signed by him.

The new Director General is Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, a retired career Foreign Service officer.

 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.

Abubakar holds a B.A degree in French Language and Literature, and an M.A degree in Francophone Maghrebian Literature, both from Bayero University, Kano.

He is also fluent in English and Arabic.

The appointment takes immediate effect

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