The new intelligence chief is a career diplomat.
President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Ayo Oke as the new Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).
This was announced in a press statement by the president’s spokesman, Reuben Abati.
Mr. Oke, who hails from Oyo State, takes over from the outgoing Director-General of the Agency, Ezekiel Oladeji, whose tenure has elapsed.
According to the statement, Mr. Oke is a career diplomat who was formerly at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. Until his appointment as Director-General, he was the Director (Regions) at the Headquarters of the NIA.
President Jonathan has similarly approved the appointments of E.O. Okafor (Anambra State) as Deputy Director-General (Operations) and Arap Yadam (Plateau State) as Deputy Director-General (Administration) of the NIA.
All three appointments are with immediate effect.
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