Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday approved the appointment of Ayo Oke as the new Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA)
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, announced this in a statement in Abuja.
Abati said that Oke would take over from the outgoing Director-General of the agency, Ezekiel Oladeji, whose tenure had elapsed.
Oke, from Oyo State, 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 NIA.
Abati said that the president also approved the appointments of E.O. Okafor (Anambra State) as Deputy Director-General (Operations) and Arap A. Yadam (Plateau State) as Deputy Director-General (Administration) of the NIA.
''The three appointments are with immediate effect,'' he said.