Buhari Extends Tenure Of NIA DG Rufai Abubakar Who Failed Exams Three Time

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the tenure of Ahmed Rufai, current Director-General of the Nigerian Intelligence Agency (NIA), despite internal protests against his reappointment.

Officials said the extension which was granted last month by President Buhari, is expected to take effect from January 10, the same day that Mr Rufai was first appointed the NIA boss in 2018.

Mr Rufai replaced Ayo Oke, who was suspended by the president in April 2017 and dismissed on October 30 the same year over fraud allegations.

Top NIA brass and critics of the Buhari regime had queried the appointment of Mr Rufai in 2018. They argued over his competence, nationality, and the motive behind the appointment of the Katsina State-born Director-General.

- People's Gazette

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