President Mohammed Buhari on Wednesday approved the appointment of Dr Ahmed Abubakar as the the director general of National Intelligence Agency.
This was made known through the special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina. The appointment is with immediate effect.
Dr Ahmed was until his appointment, special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and international relations.
The new DG replaces Ambassador Ayo Oke who as sacked after the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission discovered huge sums of money at Osborne Towers of which NIA had made claims to.
“The new Director Geis 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.
“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,” Adesina stated.