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NIA Directors Decry Appointment Of New DG, Threaten Leaks To Hostile Nations by AnotherZik: 11:21am On Feb 01, 2018
The House of Representatives Committee on Security and National Intelligence has been called upon by concerned directors of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to rescind the appointment of Ahmed Rufai Abubakar as the director-general of the agency.

Writing for and on behalf of Concerned Directors of the National Intelligence Agency, they used fictitious names such as E. O. Olanrewaju, Nelson Obiakor and Ahmed Sarki to protect their real identities.

The directors, in an advertisement published in THISDAY on Thursday and reported by the newspaper, described Abubakar as a misfit and unqualified for the post of DG of the NIA having failed to merit elevation to the rank of director and had retired from NIA.

They regretted that he has now been appointed to come and preside over people who are not only his seniors in rank, but who fit into the order of precedence.

Newsworth recalls that while deflating allegations of Abubakar’s nationality and competence to head the NIA, the presidency had said, “The new NIA DG retired from Foreign Service as Deputy Director (not Assistant Director) and three times during his career, had won Merit Award for competence and meritorious service. Failing promotion examination can only exist in the fecund minds of fiction writers.

“His last position before the new appointment was as Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs/International Affairs where again he quietly proved himself.

“Abubakar’s parents hailed from Katsina State, and had settled in Chad at a point in their lifetime. The new DG did his primary school in Ndjamena (then Fort-Lamy), but returned to Nigeria for his secondary and University education. He never at any time held Chadian nationality.”

But the concerned directors stated that since the inception of the agency 32 years ago, nobody below the rank of director had been appointed as head of the NIA.

They warned that Abubakar’s appointment as DG would certainly set a dangerous precedent, with equally dangerous implications.

Read more: https://newsworth.ng/nia-directors-write-reps-decrying-abubakars-appointment-dg-threaten-leaks-hostile-countries/

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