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.
This was disclosed in a statement by Mohammed Manga, Ministry of Interior’s Director of Press and Public Relations on Thursday.
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According to the statement, Ahmed Audi emerged as the top best candidate out of those that went through the transparent selection process initiated by the Ministry of Interior 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), 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 Buhari-led administration.
Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu retired from service last month following the expiration of his tenure on January 17, 2021.
Recall that the Minister of Interior had extended Mr Gana’s tenure by six months when his tenure expired in July 2020.
The Deputy Commandant General in charge of operation, Kelechi Hilary Madu was immediately appointed the Acting Commandant General of the NSCDC.