Rufai Abubakar Is The New NIA Boss
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.
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.