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Saturday, 20 January 2018

This is the highest point of my life- newly appointed NIA boss Abubakar says about serving under Buhari

This is the highest point of my life- newly appointed NIA boss Abubakar says about serving under Buhari

New NIA boss Abubakar reveals his happiest moment in life is serving under Buhari

- Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, Nigeria’s new director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), was honoured in Aso Rock Presidential Villa

- Ahmed Rufai Abubakar expressed excitement having to work with President Muhammadu Buhari

- Garba Shehu says Abubakar is the best for the job

Nigeria’s new director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, has revealed that serving under President Muhammadu Buhari for the Nigeria is the best time of his career and existence.

In a statement on Saturday, January 20, by the deputy director of Information, State House, Abiodun Oladunjoye, Abubakar spoke at a send-off organised for him by presidential aides and members of staff of at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

“I am emotion-laden for so many reasons and I thank you for what you have said about me. The best I could have done in my life is to serve the President and the nation,” he said.

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The Punch reports that chief of staff, Abba Kyari, earlier described Abubakar as a patriot, intelligent and consummate gentleman.

“I met him for the first time in this office after my appointment as chief of staff.

“I do not think his elevation will deny us the opportunity of still working together. During his stay here, he distinguished himself as a patriot and he brought his wealth of experience in working with international organisations to bear on his work.

“At any given time, even at late hours, Abubakar was always ready to give his best. He was committed,” the chief of staff added.

Garba Shehu, a spokesperson of President Buhari, reportedly said it was regrettable that the new DG of NIA had been maligned by a section of the media following his appointment.

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“Ahmed Rufai Abubakar is a perfect fit who is most qualified for the job.

"He has occupied various top public offices in the agency in the course of which he received several awards. He left voluntarily to go to the United Nations as a director,” he said.

We earlier reported how President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Ahmed Rufai Abubakar as substantive director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).

The president approved the appointment on Wednesday, January 10, and the development was made public by Femi Adesina, his special adviser on media and publicity.

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