President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of retired Major-General Barry Tariye Ndiomu as interim administrator of the Amnesty Programme.
Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, in a statement on Thursday, noted that Ndiomu took over from Colonel MD Dikio whose appointment was renewed last year for another one-year tenure.
He said the Ndiomu, who hails from Odoni in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, was admitted to the Nigerian Defence Academy as part of 29th Regular Combatant Course.
He said Ndiomu was commissioned Second Lieutenant in 1983 and held several command and staff appointments in the course of his successful military career before his retirement in December 2017.
Adesina said Ndiomu, trained as a lawyer, is alumnus of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria Badagry, Harvard Kennedy School and George C Marshall Centre for European Security Studies, among others.