President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the appointment of Ahmed Abubakar Audi as the new Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). This much was confirmed by the Minister of Interior, ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on Thursday.
Aregbesola said the appointment came on the heels of the retirement from service of Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, in January.
Confirming this in a statement signed by the Ministry of Interior’s Director of Press, Mohammed Manga, the minister said Mallam Ahmed Audi emerged the top best candidate out of the entire bunch that went through the transparent selection process initiated by the ministry, saying that the exercise was done 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 the NSCDC.
In another development, President Muhammadu Buhari has also nominated Haliru Nababa , as the new Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS).
Buhari said the nomination is subject to the confirmation of the Senate in line with the provision of the new Act establishing the Nigerian Correctional Service, 2019.
The Minister of Interior and Chairman, Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Board (CDCFIB), Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, who congratulated the new appointees, called on them to ensure full implementation of the mandate of their services, in addition to ensuring synergy with other security agencies in the country.
According to him, the call became imperative with a view to providing efficient internal security services and citizenship integrity for Nigerians and foreigners alike in line with the policy thrust of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Administration./SHARE THIS
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