President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Abubakar Audi as the new General Commander of the Nigerian Security and Civil Protection Corps (NSCDC).
He replaces Abdullahi Muhammadu, who retired from the service after the end of his term of office as General Commander.
The President has also appointed Haliru Nababa as the new head of the Nigeria Correctional Service (former Nigerian Prison Service).
This was announced by Interior Minister Rauf Aregbesola, according to a statement by the Federal Ministry of the Interior’s press and public relations director, Mohammed Manga, on February 18.
What the statement by the Federal Ministry of the Interior says
The Interior Ministry’s statement said: “President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR has endorsed the appointment of Ahmed Abubakar Audi PhD, mni, as the new General Commander of the Nigerian Security and Civil Protection Corps (NSCDC) after Abdullahi’s retirement.” Gana Muhammadu.
” Ahmed Audi is the best candidate among those who have gone through the transparent selection process initiated by the Ministry of Interior by the Board of Directors to ensure that the most appropriate among the senior officials of the service has been appointed to replace the Out-going Commander-General of the NSCDC.
In addition, President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Haliru Nababa mni as the new General Controller of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), subject to Senate approval under the provision of the new Law Establishing the Nigerian Correctional Service 2019.
” The Minister of the Interior and Chairman of the Civil Defense, Law Enforcement, Fire and Immigration Service (CDCFIB), Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, who congratulated the new candidate, urged them to ensure the full implementation of the mandate of their services and to ensure synergies with other security agencies of the country with a view to providing efficient internal security services and the integrity of citizenship for Nigerians and foreigners in line with the political orientation of the government led by President Muhammadu Buhari. ”
What you should know
- The Nigerian Correctional Service, formerly known as the Nigerian Prison Service, is a Nigerian government agency headquartered in Abuja and operating prisons. It is under the supervision of the Ministry of the Interior and the Immigration and Correctional Services for Civil Defense.
- The Nigerian Security and Civil Protection Corps is a paramilitary body established by the Nigerian government by law of the National Assembly in May 1967. The law was amended in 2007 to improve the company’s legal obligations. The Nigerian Security and Civil Protection Corps is a paramilitary agency of the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria charged with taking action against threats and any form of attack or disaster against the nation and its citizens. The Corps is legally empowered by Law No. 2 of 2003 and amended by Law 6 of June 4, 2007.