Revealed: Nigeria’s Director General of the National Intelligence Agency is a Chadian Citizen

Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

Nigeria’s Intelligence Chief From Chad.

Just when the nation is recovering from the absurd inclusion of deceased names on the list of boad members, trouble is coming again.

In fact, a storm is brewing in the corridors of power as another of President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointee is the subject of a raging controversy.

Ekiti state Governor meanwhile attacked the president for even replacing the sacked NIA boss, Ambassador Ayo Oke with a northerner, Ahmed Rufai Abubakar. However, this is not the big issue.

A few days ago President Buhari appointed Ahmed Abubakar as the substantive Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Abubakar, was before his appointment as the new NIA DG, the Senior Special Assistant to the President (SSAP) on Foreign Affairs/International Relations. Abubakar holds a B.A degree in French Language and Literature, and an M.A degree in Francophone Maghrebian Literature, both from Bayero University, Kano.

A supposedly well informed Nigerian, Jackson on twitter has reacted to the appointment, provoking a movement against the appointment.

He tweeted: “The new NIA DG recently appointed by Buhari has dual citizenship. He was born in Chad, holds a Chadian and Nigerian citizenship. His wife is Moroccan. He twice failed NIA promotion exams. Retired in 2013 to avoid dismissal. His dossier is filled with incompetences!”

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