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Buhari Appoints Rufai Abubakar As NIA DG

Buhari Appoints Rufai Abubakar As NIA DG

Femi Adesina

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

The appointment takes immediate effect according to a statement made available by Special Adviser on Media on Publicity, Femi Adesina.

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Abubakar is a retired career Foreign Service officer, who till his appointment served as Senior Special Assistant to the President (SSAP) on Foreign Affairs/International Relations.

He has 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 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.

His appointment followed the recent sack of the former Director General, Ambassador Ayo Oke, who was fingered in the large sums of monies found in Osborne Towers, a palatial building in Ikoyi, Lagos state.

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Brief Profile Of Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, The New DG Of National Intelligence Agency (NIA)
Ahmed Rufai Abubakar was today appointment as the new substantive Director General for the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).

Below Are Brief Profile of Ahmed Rufai Abubakar – Few Things You Need To Know About Him

1. He is a retired career Foreign Service officer, who until his appointment served as the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs/International Relations.

2. 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

3. He also briefly served as Senior Adviser at the Multinational Joint Task Force, with headquarters in Ndjamena, Chad, before his appointment as SSAP

4. 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.

5. He is also fluent in English and Arabic.

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