NIA: Presidency defends Abubakar’s appointment, says appointee not Chadian


The Presidency has described as outright falsehood, media reports that the new Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar, failed promotion examinations twice, and holds dual nationality.

Mr. Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said this in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday.


According to him, Abubakar has never been a Chadian as is being speculated in the media.

“A lot of half-truths, misinformation, and outright falsehood’’ had greeted the announcement of Abubakar as the new director-general of NIA.

He noted that though Abubakar’s parents hailed from Katsina State, and had settled in Chad at a point in their lifetime, the new D-G did his primary school in Ndjamena (then Fort-Lamy), but returned to Nigeria for his secondary and University education and never at any time held Chadian…

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