Buhari appoints Ahmed Abubakar as new NIA Director General

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of a substantive Director General for the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).

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.

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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