Buhari Appoints Two Deputy Directors-General For NIA
Accordong to a statement by Olusegun Adekunle, Permanent Secretary (General Services) in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, the appointments are with immediate effect.
The PS stated further that the appointments are in fulfillment of Para. 4 (1) & (2) of the relevant Instrument establishing the NIA.
He said, “The Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (DGNIA), in line with the provisions of the Instrument under reference, will assign areas of responsibilities to the DDGs who will assist him in carrying out his functions as Director-General”.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on January 10 approved the appointment of Ahmed Abubakar as substantive Director General for the NIA.
Mr. Abubakar, a retired career Foreign Service officer, was until his appointment a Senior Special Assistant to the President (SSAP) on Foreign Affairs/International Relations.