President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Abubakar Audi as the new Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC.
Audi replaces Abdullahi Muhammadu, who retired from service after completing his term as Commandant-General.
President Buhari also nominated Haliru Nababa as the new head of the Nigeria Correctional Service.
Making the announcement of the appointments in Abuja was the Director, Press and Public Relations,on behalf of the Minister of Interior and Chairman, Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Board, CDCFIB, Raid Aregbesola, Mohammed Manga, in a statement he signed and made available to newsmen.
The statement, titled ‘New Appointments: President Buhari Appoints Audi, Nababa as NSCDC, NCoS Bosses,’ reads, “President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the appointment of Ahmed Abubakar Audi PhD, mni, as the new Commandant-General of the 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 the 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 the NSCDC.
“Furthermore, President Muhammadu Buhari has also nominated Haliru Nababa, mni, as the new Controller-General of the 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.
“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, 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 President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.”