President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Abubakar Audi as Commandant-General of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
He replaces Abdullahi Muhammadu who retired from service after completing his term as commandant-general.
Buhari also nominated Haliru Nababa as the new head of the Nigeria Correctional Service.
The announcement was made by Mohammed Manga, a spokesperson for the interior minister, Rauf Aregbesola.
Read the full statement by Manga below:
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ahmed Abubakar Audi as the new Commandant-General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) following the retirement from service of Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu.
Ahmed Audi, emerged the top best candidate out of those that went through the transparent selection process initiated by Ministry of Interior through the Board to ensure that the most suitable among the top-ranking officers in the service was appointed to replace the out-going Commandant-General of NSCDC.
Furthermore, Buhari has also nominated Haliru Nababa, as the new Controller-General of Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), subject to the confirmation of the Senate in line with the provision of the new Act establishing the Nigerian Correctional Service 2019.
Minister of Interior and Chairman, Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Board (CDCFIB), Rauf Aregbesola, who congratulated the new appointees, called on them to ensure full implementation of the mandate of their services as well as to ensure synergy with other security agencies in the country with the view to providing efficient internal security services and citizenship integrity for Nigerians and foreigners alike in line with the policy thrust of the Buhari-led Administration.
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