- Ahmed Abubakar Audi has been appointed as the commandant-general of the NSCDC
- The nomination of Haliru Nababa as the controller general of the Nigerian Correctional Service was also approved by President Buhari
- Rauf Aregbesola, the minister of interior made this known on Thursday, February 18
The appointment of Ahmed Abubakar Audi as the new commandant-general of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Legit.ng gathered that Audi's appointment follows the retirement of Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu from service.
The president's approval for both appointments was announced by the minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola in a series of tweets via the ministry's official Twitter account on Thursday, February 18.
According to Aregbesola, the Nigerian leader also approved the nomination of Haliru Nababa as the new Controller General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS).
A statement signed by the ministry of interior’s director of press, Mohammed Manga noted that Audi, emerged as the top best candidate out of those that went through the selection process.
Meanwhile, Nababa’s nomination is subject to the confirmation of the Senate in line with the provision of the new Act establishing the Nigerian Correctional Service 2019.
This is coming hours after President Buhari approved the appointment of Orji Ogbonnaya Orji as the executive secretary of the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).
According to Willie Basset, the director of information of the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), Orji's appointment will last for five years starting from Saturday, February 19.
In his message to Orji, the president charged him to use his new office to uphold transparency, diligence, and honesty in the country.
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